COVID-19 - dental preparedness letter

A letter from Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer England and Matt Neligan, Director of Primary Care and System Transformation which summarises the current arrangements in place in relation to the operation of urgent dental care systems, the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE), redeployment and volunteering and current contracts and financial arrangements.

Thank you for your ongoing support in providing remote triaging and advice services and, in some situations, providing urgent clinical care where appropriate. Many of you have also contributed through your local dental networks and local dental committees, along with Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England and NHS Improvement regional commissioning colleagues, to design and plan local urgent dental care (UDC) systems at pace. We are grateful for your continued professionalism in these unprecedented times along with your offers of support for the wider COVID-19 response...

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