Wessex Oral Surgery Manage Clinical Network
Dear General Dental Practitioner,
Re: 1. Expressions of interest to join the MCN Oral Surgery Panel
2. Expression of interest to provide feedback
I am writing to ask for expressions of interest from 2 General Dental Practitioners to join the Managed Clinical Network in Oral Surgery panel. This will be your chance to help improve referral and care pathways in oral surgery throughout the region.
The MCN has been tasked with updating the primary care MOS referral forms and to advise on the patient pathways for oral surgery. There are currently no purely general dental practitioners (i.e. those without any special interest in oral surgery) on the panel. We all felt that in order to provide a streamlined pathway from primary to secondary care that meets the needs of all who use it ,it is essential to involve the referring practitioners in the process. The MCN will also advise on care pathways, referral guidelines, responsibilities of dentists and also of the secondary care providers as well as patient information.
The committee meets several times per year and plays a supporting role in advising the Local Dental Network and the Clinical Commissioning Groups. The meetings are in the evenings, usually lasting approximately 90 minutes and are located in Oakley Road Southampton.
The GDPs would also be required to report on the work and progress of the MCN to Hampshire and Dorset LDCs. The practicalities of this to be agreed by the GDP representatives.
We are also looking for 5 large general dental practices to help provide feedback at key stages of the pathway development. These will be fed back to the MCN in order to improve the final outcomes.
We hope that you will find the time and energy to help develop the pathways that we need in the future.
Please send all expressions of interest to myself at the e-mail above.
Mr Sanjay Sharma
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial / Head & Neck Surgeon
Clinical Lead Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University Hospital Southampton
On behalf of: Managed Clinical Network in Oral Surgery (Hampshire and Isle of Wight)
Chair – Helen Spencer