Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for dentistry in England: contract reform, workforce development and improving public oral health

Morning, Tuesday, 13th March 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Bringing together stakeholders and policymakers, this seminar will be an opportunity to discuss key current and emerging issues for dentistry and oral health in England.


Delegates will consider the priorities for the full introduction of a new dental contract and the practicalities for the wider implementation of prototypes - with the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England currently inviting practices to submit their expression of interest to become prototypes.


Overall, areas for discussion include:


  • Addressing key challenges - access, service improvement and building the prevention agenda;
  • Dental contract reform - prototypes, capitation and developing care pathways;
  • Education and workforce development - funding, leadership and skills;
  • ‘Working together, delivering change’ - progress of the Regulation of Dental Services Programme Board;
  • Professional Regulation - patient protection, indemnity costs and fitness to practise;
  • Improving public oral health - paediatric dentistry, tackling tooth decay and developing a collaborative approach;
  • Case studies - ‘Child Smile’ - improving children’s oral health and reducing inequalities in Scotland; and
  • Next steps for policy - the priorities going forward.

 



Guests of Honour

Dr John Milne

Senior National Dental Advisor, Surgery, CQC

Matthew Hill

Executive Director, Strategy, General Dental Council

Jonathan Green

Executive Director, Fitness to Practise, General Dental Council

Guests of Honour

Jonathan Green

Executive Director, Fitness to Practise, General Dental Council

Dr John Milne

Senior National Dental Advisor, Surgery, CQC

Matthew Hill

Executive Director, Strategy, General Dental Council

Keynote Speakers

Professor Chris Deery

Chair, Dental Schools Council; Chair, Consultants in Paediatric Dentistry Group; Dean, School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry

Dr Clare Ledingham

Honorary Secretary, British Society of Paediatric Dentistry

Vanda Duarte

Mouth Care Matters Lead, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Chairs

Earl of Listowel

Treasurer, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children and Co-Vice Chair, All‐Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers

Judith Cummins MP

Speakers

Dr Ravi Singh

Practice Lead, Windsor Dental

Dr Stuart Allan

Chair, Greater Manchester Federation of Local Dental Committees

Jacob Lant

Head of Policy and Partnerships, Healthwatch England and Member, Regulation of Dental Services Programme Board

Sarah Murray

Council Member, British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy