NICE have released a quality standard that covers oral health, including dental health and daily mouth care, for adults in care homes (with and without nursing provision). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. Link below
This quality standard covers oral health, including dental health and daily mouth care, for adults in care homes (with and without nursing provision).
It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This quality standard is reviewed each year and updated if needed.
Next review: August 2018.
This quality standard is endorsed by Department of Health as required by the Health and Social Care Act (2012).
A number of organisations recognise the benefit of this quality standard in improving care. They work with us to promote it to commissioners and service providers:
The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is a nationally recognised body that represents over 4,000 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists across the UK and beyond.
BSDHT maintain an on-going dialogue with the General Dental Council (GDC), the Departments of Health and all of the main groups representing dental care professionals, and attends meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dentistry, bringing dental hygiene and therapy to the attention of government ministers and MP’s.
Visit www.bsdht.org.uk for more information.
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