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:
To ensure continued achievement of 18 weeks within secondary care and maintain current waiting times at acceptable levels across both primary and secondary care
The provision of a service with equitable, high quality and timely access to NHS orthodontic treatment for all people eligible for NHS orthodontic care.
Patients being seen in the most appropriate place by the most appropriate provider(s)/performer(s).
To encourage efficiency and communication improvements for both patients and referrers.
Support the timely advice and completion of NHS orthodontic care in ensuring efficient and successful outcomes for patients
The Providers and/or Performers of NHS orthodontic care will be expected to deliver NHS orthodontic services in line with the new care pathway.