Advancing Dental Care in our Communities
Essex Dental Trauma Pathway
A local pathway has been established in Essex in 2021 so that patients can receive effective and timely advice and treatment for dental trauma across the patch, 7 days a week. The new pathway will act as a conduit to give clinicians and patients access to dental trauma management expertise that will be delivered by advanced practitioners in general practice and secondary care.
If you are a clinician with a patient in need of urgent dental trauma care, please call the 'Trauma Hotline'. You will find this number in the April 2021 Newsletter or Essex LDC Spring 2021 Meeting Minutes.
For more information about this pathway and other trauma resources please click the button below.
COVID-19 Vaccinations for Staff in General Dental Practice
The Essex LDC is in full support of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme and full endorses vaccination of all members of the dental team.
This document contains information to support communications teams working in NHS organisations with rolling out their COVID-19 vaccination campaign to staff.
This toolkit includes:
Narrative and key messages
Campaign materials and tips on running an effective campaign
Template letter inviting staff for vaccination
Useful links and resources
Water Fluoridation Programmes
In February 2021, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care addressed Parliament with his paper entitled 'Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all', in which it is stated that 'we will be streamlining the process for the fluoridation of water in England'. This heralds a new era of de-restriction of water fluoridation programmes in England.
If you would like to support the fluoridation drive in the UK, you might like to register as an Associate Member of the British Fluoridation Society. Please click on the link below for more details on how to sign up.
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