Westminster Health Forum

Next steps for improving oral health in England: prevention, contract reform and delivery

Morning, Thursday, 4th July 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will discuss key current and emerging issues for dentistry and oral health in England.


Taking place in the context of dental contract reform and the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, the seminar will be an opportunity to discuss next steps for addressing barriers around implementation and progress so far in delivering the new wave of prototypes across England.


It is timed to bring together key stakeholders and policymakers to assess practical considerations ahead of the roll out of the new NHS general dental services contract from April 2020 - including addressing concerns around capitation, moving forward with the development of care pathways and what reform would mean for practice owners.


Attendees will also discuss the impact of the NHS Long Term Plan on oral health - including key issues for tackling oral health inequalities, the role of the dentistry profession in integrating care, and the challenges for incentivising prevention-focused oral and dental care. 


They will assess what more might be needed to deliver goals to roll out the Enhanced Health in Care Homes model across the country, such as funding and staffing considerations - and the progress of the continued implementation of the Starting Well Core Initiative in high priority areas.


The agenda includes discussion on workforce, regulation and funding challenges around inter-professional collaboration and for providing joined up oral healthcare across dentistry, local authorities, primary and secondary care, health visiting teams, schools and commissioners.


Sessions also consider the next steps for aligning plans with Health Education England to ensure the workforce is equipped with the right skills and training to deliver patient and prevention focused oral health care.



Keynote Speakers

Sara Hurley

Chief Dental Officer for England, NHS England

Dr Janet Clarke

Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England, NHS England

Eric Rooney

Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England, NHS England

Keynote Speakers

Sara Hurley

Chief Dental Officer for England, NHS England

John Milne

Senior National Dental Advisor, Surgery, CQC

Dr Janet Clarke

Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England, NHS England

Eric Rooney

Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England, NHS England

Speakers

Jacob Lant

Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Healthwatch England

Dr Claire Stevens

Consultant, Paediatric Dentistry, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; Past President, British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and Chair, Greater Manchester Paediatric Dentistry Managed Clinical Network

Matthew Hill

Executive Director, Strategy, General Dental Council

Mohsan Ahmad

Principal Dentist and Director, Ahmad and Saleem Partners; Chair, GM Local Dental Network and Dental Representative, GM Primary Care Advisory Group

Malcolm Smith

Chair, Advancing Dental Care Review, Health Education England and Postgraduate Dental Dean, Health Education England North East