Orthodontic Referral Centre - CRC

A Collaboration between Portsmouth City, Southampton City and Hampshire Primary Care Trusts (PCTs)

The Provision of NHS Orthodontic Care across Hampshire - Service Description

Service Aims and Objectives

This Service Description sets out the general requirements of Hampshire, Portsmouth City and Southampton City PCTs for the provision of NHS orthodontic services (both primary and secondary care) across Hampshire.
The main objective of the proposed new service is to provide a single care pathway across Primary and Secondary care for NHS orthodontic services within the Hampshire community. The care pathway is to support a flexible, timely, patient-centred orthodontic service for those eligible for treatment.
This will involve the implementation of a revised care pathway for the provision of NHS orthodontic services which acts to centralise the management of referrals, utilise the provision of services more effectively and inform the future commissioning of NHS specialist dental services.

The main aims of the service are:

The Providers and/or Performers of NHS orthodontic care will be expected to deliver NHS orthodontic services in line with the new care pathway.