March 2019

Volume 36, Issue 1

Dental Public Health in Action: The use of the NICE ten step model to conduct an oral health needs assessment in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

Authors: Rizwana Lala Kate Jones
doi: 10.1922/CDH_4384Jones04


Initial Impetus for action The Health and Social Care Act 2012 created a new commissioning framework for the provision of health, social care and public health in England (UK Government, 2012). NHS England became the sole commissioner for all NHS dental services, including primary, secondary and unscheduled dental care. Local authorities became responsible for public health, epidemiological surveys, improving the oral health of their communities and for commissioning oral health improvement services including water fluoridation (NHS Bodies and Local Authorities (Partnership Arrangements, Care Trusts, Public Health and Local Healthwatch) Regulations (SI 2012/3094)). At the time this needs assessment was conducted, NHS South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Area Team commissioned all the NHS dental services in the local authority areas of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and Bassetlaw. The dental Local Professional Network provided clinical and public health input to the commissioning process through its annual work plan. However, there was no up to date information on local oral health needs and how these needs were being met by NHS dental services, hence it was difficult to determine what were the local commissioning priorities.


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