Make a note in your diary to follow @UKDentalNews on Twitter for LIVE coverage of the Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar “Dentistry 2013: commissioning, access and towards the new dental contract” from 9am next Tuesday, 2nd July.
Speakers at the meeting in London will include John Milne (BDA), Paul Batchelor (UCH), Evlynne Gilvarry (GDC), Tony Donaldson (OFT) and Barry Cockcroft (CDO, England).
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Do the early findings published by the Dental Contract Pilots Evidence and Learning Group support the move to a new dental contract? What challenges have been highlighted by the pilots and how will the extension, including the addition of new sites, help “fine tune” the proposed contract?
How should concerns surrounding the transition, such as the pathway model taking longer per patient than previously and whether care provided is appropriate to needs, be addressed before implementation in 2014? Given the early findings, are any amendments needed to the Dental Quality and Outcomes Framework (DQOF), and if so, what?
Considering the present economic environment,to what extent will the NHS be able to continue providing the range of treatments as at present, and what would be the impact of an increase in the role of private providers?