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

The South West (North) 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.

Their generic mailbox is monitored daily and should be used for all communication with the team: england.bgsw-dental@nhs.net

Shirley Edwards – Dental Transformation Lead

Jo Lawton – Primary Care Contracts Manager

Lisa Kingsbury – Primary Care Commissioning Support

Colin Lee – Primary Care Commissioning Support

Katherine Wheeler – Primary Care Senior Administration Support

Emma Jelfs – Primary Care Senior Administration Support

Sarah Lane – Administration Support Assistant

Tel: 01138 251637

Newsletter

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

Forms

A range of downloadable forms are available for practices, covering areas such as: Oral Surgery Referral Forms, Special Care and Orthodontics.

Policies

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 england.bgsw-dental@nhs.net

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.