Dental

The role of our primary care dental teams is to commission quality, accessible and timely NHS dental services for residents in the South East of England, across primary, secondary and community care dental pathways. These are implemented through national contracting mechanisms, enablers and frameworks, developed to support local commissioning of NHS dental services.

Commissioning of mandatory dental services for Kent and Sussex

NHS England and NHS Improvement (South East) are commissioning some new contracts to provide mandatory dental services in some areas of Kent and Sussex. These are to replace services where dental providers have ended their contracts. We are also commissioning a small number of contracts to increase provision where there is the highest need.

We carried out a needs assessment and asked for feedback from stakeholders, patients, the public and the dental profession before finalising details of the procurement. You can view the health needs assessments and the engagement report by clicking on the links below:

Commissioning of mandatory dental services for Portsmouth, Alton and Tadley areas

NHS England and NHS Improvement (South East) are commissioning some new contracts to provide mandatory dental services in the Portsmouth, Alton and Tadley areas. These are to replace services where dental providers have ended their contracts.

We carried out a needs assessment for each area and asked for feedback from stakeholders, patients and the public and the dental profession before finalising details of the procurement.