Commissioning Dental Services: Service standards for Conscious Sedation in a primary care setting

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This document supports commissioners with the implementation and monitoring of contemporaneous standards in conscious sedation practice and outlines NHS England’s commissioning intentions.

Summary

The Service Standards for Conscious Sedation Services in Primary Dental Care has been produced to clarify NHS England commissioning directions with regard to conscious sedation in Primary Dental care and clarifies recent guidance issued by the Royal College of Surgeons.

It is to support commissioners with the implementation and monitoring of contemporaneous standards in conscious sedation practice and outline NHS England commissioning intentions.