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Dentistry in Wales

Drafting report

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking a one-day inquiry on dentistry in Wales.

The Welsh Government’s Together for Health: A National Oral Health Plan for Wales 2013-18 set the direction for oral health and dental services improvement in Wales, and an Annual Report on the Plan is available for 2016-17.

In March 2017, the Welsh Government published Taking Oral Health Improvement and Dental Services Forward in Wales: A Framework outlining priorities for dentistry and a future work programme. This framework sets out the key priorities for oral health improvement and dentistry in Wales in the short to medium term. It also outlines a future work programme that will inform an update of the Oral Health Plan for Wales. One of the three key areas for action within the framework is contract reform and expanding new ways of working within primary care general dental services.

The terms of reference for the inquiry are to:

  • Scrutinise the Welsh Government’s dental contract reform;
  • Consider how ‘clawback money’ from health boards is being used;
  • Consider issues with the training, recruitment and retention of dentists in Wales;
  • Consider the provision of orthodontic services;
  • Consider the effectiveness of local and national oral health improvement programmes for children and young people.

 

Evidence sessions

 

Evidence session

Date, Agenda and Minutes

Transcript

Video

1. British Dental Association Wales

Dr Caroline Sneddon, Director, British Dental Association

Tom Bysouth, Chair of the Welsh General Dental Committee, British Dental Association

Christie Owen, Policy Communication Officer, British Dental Association

27 September 2018

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2. British Orthodontic Society

Benjamin Lewis, Consultant Orthodontist, Wrexham Maelor and Glan Clwyd Hospitals, British Orthodontic Society

27 September 2018

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3. NHS Confederation and representatives of Local Health Boards

Lindsay Davies, Head of Primary Care, Primary and Community Services Delivery Unit, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University

Karl Bishop, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Craige Wilson, Assistant Director of Primary Care, Children’s and Community Services, Cwm Taf University Health Board

Vicki Jones, Clinical Director of the Community Dental Services and Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, Aneurin Bevan Health Board

27 September 2018

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4. Wales Deanery and the School of Dentistry, Cardiff University

Professor David Thomas, Director Postgraduate Dental Education, Wales Deanery

Dr Richard Herbert, Associate Dean, Wales Deanery

Professor Alastair Sloan, Head of School, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University

27 September 2018

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5. Chief Dental Officer

Dr Colette Bridgman, Chief Dental Officer

Frances Duffy, Director, Primary Care and Innovation, Welsh Government

Andrew Powell-Chandler, Head of Dental Policy, Welsh Government

27 September 2018

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Watch on Senedd.tv

 

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 09/07/2018

Decision due: Meeting Date by Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

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