The inquiry, launched in April, considered the provision of essential health and care services both during and after the pandemic and how the resulting pent-up demand for services would be managed and met.
Representatives of the Royal Colleges, NHS Providers, the NHS Confederation, health think tanks, patients and patient groups, the Chief Executive of the NHS and other senior NHS leaders were among those who gave evidence. Members of the Committee pay tribute to frontline NHS and care staff who lost their lives to coronavirus and their bereaved families.
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Hospital dentistry deals with the most complex dental work, which accounts for about 5% of procedures in England. The GIRFT hospital dentistry report presents 21 recommendations to improve patient experience, which cover three main themes:
Ensuring all healthcare workers understand and promote good oral health, especially for children
Creating equal access to treatment
Addressing workforce and training issues to meet future demand
It also highlights that hospital dentistry needs to improve the way it records treatment and outcome data.
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The study achieved its aim of beginning a consensus building process to develop and validate a preliminary list of candidate never events for primary care dentistry. Consensus was achieved on a list of nine candidate never events covering a range of potentially serious system wide issues, most of which relate to patient safety checking procedures.
At the time of publication, this was one of a small number of dental studies with an explicit focus in terms of developing a tool to help improve patient safety related work practices and performance in this setting, potentially reducing risks t