Information for professionals in Bath and North East Somerset, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire

The South West Primary Care Dental Team is based in different offices but work as a team across the whole of Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES), Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. While members of the team all have particular roles, they provide cross-cover for all functions.

The generic mailbox is monitored daily and should be used for all communication with the team:

South West Dental Commissioning Team

Specialised Commissioning, Health and Justice and Dentistry: Steve Sylvester

Senior Programme Manager, South West: Mel Smoker

Programme Manager DCIoS, Somerset, Dorset:  Tessa Fielding

Programme Manager, BNSSG, BSW&G:  Jo Lawton

Commissioning Managers

Chris Breens

Lisa Chivers

Wavell Vere

Senior Commissioning Officers    

Lisa Kingsbury

Charmaine Docherty

Francisca Asalu

Commissioning Officer      

Faye Latham

Joey Mashike

Corrinne Hodge

Commissioning Support Assistant

Alli Voysey

Paula Burley


The Dental Newsletter includes latest news, alerts and guidance from the Area Team, with attachments/links where necessary.


A range of downloadable referral forms are available for practices, covering Secondary Care Dental Services and Community Dental Services.


Dental commissioning policies are available from the NHS England website. This includes the Dental Policy Book and Appendices.

National Commissioning guidelines

Commissioning guidelines including Orthodontics, Special Care Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, Paediatric and Conscious Sedation can be found here.

Interpretation and Translation

Interpretation and translation services are available for practices. These are paid for by NHS England, but require an ID code to access.

Following a successful procurement exercise, NHS England (South West North) have appointed DA Languages Ltd to provide interpretation and translation services from 1st April 2019.

DA Languages are an award-winning provider of language services to over 100 Local Authorities & NHS bodies across the UK. Working with thousands of qualified linguists, they cover over 450 languages and dialects and provide us with the use of their innovative booking portal, DA Link, which was created based on over 20 years’ experience working in the languages industry.

All contractors should have now received their welcome pack with details on how to access and use the service.  If you have not yet received this information please do let us know

Useful links for primary care dental providers

There are a range of up to date websites and resources containing information on NHS dentistry.

There is also information available for Performer List applications, changes and enquiries.