Dental

The role of our primary care dental teams is to:

  • Commission quality, accessible and timely NHS dental services for  residents in the South of England, across primary, secondary and community care dental pathways
  • Implemented through national contracting mechanisms, enablers and frameworks, developed to support local commissioning of NHS dental services

List of professional organisations

Occupational health

A new occupational health service is now available to NHS GPs and dentists working across the South of England.

The Heales Medical Group, an established provider of occupational health services began delivering the new service on 1 April 2017, following a procurement across the region.

Local Dental Networks

Local Professional Networks (LDN) are key to providing local clinical leadership. They support the implementation of national strategy and policy at local level and are a vehicle for working with key stakeholders on the development and delivery of local priorities.

The LDN is represented through a national LDN Assembly in order to influence future policy change and improvements. A single operating framework guides LDNs’ establishment, development and functioning. This promotes consistency of approach across the country but also allows flexibility for health communities to develop their own LDN structures in line with local need and circumstances.

We currently have information about the following LDNs:

Strategic dental core groups