This standard has been produced by NHS England to promote consistent delivery and quality of specialist orthodontic care provision to patients in England. It aims to ensure that resources invested by the NHS in specialist care are used in the most effective way, provide the best possible quality and quantity of care for patients and meet need rather than serve demand.
The standard includes the following information:
- What is orthodontics?
- Complexity assessment
- Illustrative patient journey
- Assessing need
- Understanding current provision
- Model of care
- Clinical standard
- National key performance indicators
- Quality and outcome measures