Update on the Long Term Plan and Starting Well Core Initiative

Dear Colleagues

Please find below two documents from the Office of the Chief Dental Officer, England

  • A summary of the NHS England Long Term Plan, which sets out some of the key areas where we see the value of the continued integration of oral health in general health pathways.
  • An update on the Starting Well Core initiative which was identified in the Long Term Plan as an initiative which supports broader health development and contributes to a strong start in life for children.

20190109 LTP Summary v1.4 pdf.pdf

Editors Notes




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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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