Useful Links

* Somerset CCG Safeguarding Children Team, 2017

Please find attached the latest contact details for the CCG Safeguarding Children Team.

CCG Safeguarding Children Team January 2017

* Safeguarding Children Arrangements for the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and Somerset Providers, December 2015

Please find attached the latest contact details for Safeguarding Children for the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and Somerset Providers.

Safeguarding children contact updates Dec 2015 (2)

* Somerset Primary Care Dental Services – Referral Form B and Paediatric Contact Numbers

Please find attached for all Somerset Dental Practices the Referral Form B from Somerset Primary Care Dental Services. The Referral Form B is patient referrals to the service who have additional needs. 2015_05_13 FormB

The Paediatric clinic contact numbers are as follows: ‘Bridgwater’ (01278 411640), ‘Taunton’ (01823 346116). Please note: Chard and Wellington are satellite clinics, and as such are not open every day therefore, it would be advisable to contact the Taunton contact number above (as this is the Somerset Primary Care Dental Services main clinic).

* Well@Work
‘Well@Work’ previously known as ‘Occupational Health’ provides all Dental Practices in Somerset access to workplace health and wellbeing.  Services available from Well@Work include: ‘New employees health screening’, ‘Sharps, needle-stick and contamination injury support’, ‘Immunisation program’, ‘Direct access to physiotherapy’, ‘Managing emotional and/or mental health in the workplace’ and ‘Managing physical health in the workplace’.

For further information please click on the website link and useful documents below:


 * Somerset Clinician Support Service –

Click here to download the NHS Clinician Support leaflet (PDF 1.2MB).

 * Clinical Governance Advice

For all Dentists who would like any professional guidance and advice regarding Clinical Governance, then please contact Martin Fulford, Professional Dental Lead, NHS England South, South West on

* Change of Somerset Dentists Email Addresses
We would like to ask all Dentists in Somerset that if you change your email address then to please inform Dr John Smalley, Somerset LDC, by emailing 

* LDC Conference  –

* Dental Clinical Audit

Clinical audit and peer review are part of clinical governance and allows Dental Practice’s to assess the quality, and effectiveness of aspects of their service and to demonstrate compliance with quality outcomes of the various national quality standards bodies (i.e. CQC, GDC, NHS England, BDA etc).

Clinical audit is undertaken by individuals, whereas peer review is a group process:

Clinical audit encourages individual dentists to examine aspects of their practice, make improvements where necessary and, periodically, to re-examine areas that have been audited to make certain that the quality of service is being maintained or further improved.

Peer review provides an opportunity for groups of dentists to get together to review aspects of practice. The aim is to share experiences and identify areas in which changes can be made to improve the quality of service offered to patients. 

Please find below examples of useful dental clinical audits for all Somerset Dentists which was administered by South West  Dental Clinical Audit and Peer Review Department  until October 2013. You may wish to contact  NHS England BNSSSG Area Team directly to ascertain what provision or recommendations are being made to support the Dental Clinical Audits/Peer Review Requirements.

2. Quality of Radiographs…26.07.133. Keeping of Patient Records…26.07.135. Recall Intervalls…26.07.137. Antimicrobial & Anticoag…30.07.139.Management of Emergencies..30.07.1310. Periodontal Monitoring…30.07.1311. Delivering Better Oral Health..30.07.13


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Wednesday 18 October 2017 CPD Dental Clinical Governance Event
Wednesday 8 March 2017 CPD Dental Clinical Governance Event
Wednesday 19 October 2016 CPD Dental Clinical Governance Event