Redeploying the Clinical Dental Workforce to Support the NHS Clinical Delivery Plan for COVID-19

With over 33,000 dentists and almost 58,000 DCPs registrants in England, this document sets out the principles of safe redeployment and healthcare delivery as critical care units prepare and deliver increased activity during the Coronavirus pandemic

It is expected that the clinical dental workforce can be used to free up other roles within the health and social care system and help maintain the delivery of other non-coronavirus related essential services.

By strategically redeploying the dental workforce based on needs, the NHS in England will maximise the effectiveness of the existing healthcare workforce, as well as increase capacity where the need is the greatest. Some of the dental workforce may still be required to maintain urgent and emergency dental care access.

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