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Commissioning Board publishes operating framework for dental services

The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) has published Securing Excellence in Commissioning NHS Dental Services.

From April 2013, the NHS CB will take commissioning responsibility from primary care trusts for all NHS dental services: primary, community and secondary, including dental out of hours and urgent care.

 

This will include commissioning dental services provided in high street dental practices, community dental services, and dental services at general hospitals and dental hospitals.

 

The NHS CB will commission NHS dental services based on the local oral health needs assessment which will be developed by public health teams in local authorities and will help determine the needs of local populations.  More ......