Oral Surgery MCN

Purpose and Aims

The purpose of the MOSCN is to facilitate patient-centred care and its aims are to advise on transformational change, to improve clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, equity of access, efficiency and offer parity of outcome in service delivery.

The aim of the MOSCN is to offer a way of working where clinicians from all settings across the clinical care pathway can focus on patients and improving services. The MOSCN aims to advise on transformational change, to improve clinical effectiveness, equity of access, efficiency and offer parity of outcome in service delivery.

The MOSCN is a managed group governed by NHS England providing a link to all specialists and clinicians accepting referrals.

Function of the Oral Surgery MCN

The MCN ‘links all clinicians from primary, salaried, secondary and tertiary care to work in a co-ordinated manner, unconstrained by existing professional and organisational boundaries to ensure equitable provision of high quality, clinically effective services’.

The Oral Surgery MCN is an NHS England managed clinical leadership advisory group which will:

  • Agree a work plan and objectives with NHS England South West Local Dental Network core group
  • Interface with the LDN to contribute to local planning and prioritization and to agree objectives and report on progress.
  • Receive and consider information on clinical needs. assessments, service delivery, quality, treatment outcomes, cost-effectiveness and equity of access data, in order to advise NHS England, Health Education England (HEE), Public Health England (PHE) and Local Professional Network (LDN) leads.
  • Interface with the LDN to understand wider local priorities and action plans.
  • Contribute to the development and subsequent implementation of strategies that will improve service care provision.
  • Contribute to the development of referral management systems.
  • Support the implementation of evidence-based pathways of the best and most cost-effective patient care across all sectors of service provision (i.e. primary, secondary and tertiary care).
  • Review extant systems and approaches in other localities, in order to adopt and or adapt those that are efficient and effective.
  • Ensure there is a mechanism for patients’ views on their local clinical services to be expressed and heard.
  • Advise on criteria to improve quality, value and treatment outcomes.
  • Contribute to an appraisal system of providers in collaboration with the local Director of Health Education England and other appropriate bodies.
  • Communicate with and about general dental and primary care practitioners/providers to identify where performance could be improved in delivery of what is expected of primary care to guide commissioners.
  • Advise on areas where further education would be beneficial and, in particular communicate this to Health Education England.
  • Report and share the activities and effect of the Oral Surgery MCN, in order to support LDNs and commissioners meet the local needs of the population.
  • The Oral Surgery MCN is a managed structure integral to NHS England commissioning process.

MCN Committee

The South West region is broadly seen as four regions and there are two committee representatives per region:

MCN Chair – Mr Chris Bell
E-mail: Chris.Bell@bristol.ac.uk
Speciality Lead Oral Surgery, Bristol Dental Hospital

MCN Deputy Chair – Mr Andrew Birnie
Consultant Oral Surgeon, Royal Cornwall Hospital

Mr Patrick Dixon
Senior Dental Officer DwSPI Oral Surgery, Somerset Salaried Services.
E-mail Patrick.Dixon@sompar.nhs.uk

Mr Richard Kerr
Associate Specialist / Oral surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Wonford

Mr Andrew Fordyce
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

Miss Pippa Blacklock
Associate Specialist / Oral Surgeon, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Miss Hilary Mitchell
Associate Specialist / Oral Surgeon, Musgrove Park Hospital

Mr Alex Grieg
Primary care / dentist with special interests, Bristol

Mr Greg Gerard
Primary care / Oral Surgeon, Emersons Green Treatment Centre, Care UK 

Dr Konrad Staines
Consultant Senior Lecturer in Oral Medicine, Bristol Dental Hospital
Email Konrad.Staines@UHBristol.nhs.uk

Referral Guidance and Forms

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