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: firstname.lastname@example.org
South West Dental Commissioning Team
Head of Primary Care, South West: Laila Pennington
Senior Programme Manager, South West: Mel Smoker
Programme Manager DCIoS, Somerset, Dorset: Tessa Fielding
Programme Manager, BNSSG, BSW&G: Jo Lawton
Senior Commissioning Officers
Commissioning Support Assistant
The Dental Newsletter includes latest news, alerts and guidance from the Area Team, with attachments/links where necessary.
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 email@example.com
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.