NHS dental portal

22 October 2012

The NHS Dental Portal is a free online service for NHS dentists, giving them 24/7 access to downloadable pay statements and reports, contractual information, progress reports for claims including rejected claims information and information on superannuation contributions.

NHS Dental Services will be writing to all providers and performers in November and December with details of how to activate their portal account. The portal rollout timetable shows the date that each provider and performer will receive their activation letter.

The functionality available to either a provider or performer (which is slightly different), will be clarified in the guidance/FAQs when the individual dentist uses the system for the first time.

Commissioning Primary care professions Dental Resources

Latest News

Standard promises simpler information for disabled patients and their carers

3 July 2015

Disabled patients are set to benefit from improved healthcare after a new law comes into force to ensure information they receive is clear, consistent and easy to understand.

The accessible information standard will be implemented on 31 July 2016 and aims to provide people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss with information that they can easily read or understand. This means informing organisations how to make sure people get information in different formats, for example in large print, braille or via a British Sign Language interpreter.

Read More

PHE drug development transfers to state-owned company

3 July 2015

The secretary of state for health has approved the transfer of Public Health England’s (PHE’s) clinical drug development and production capability into a stand-alone, state-owned biopharmaceutical limited company.

Clinical drug production and development has taken place at Porton, near Salisbury, Wiltshire since the 1970s and last year this generated revenues of more than £44 million.

The new company, Porton Biopharma Limited (PBL), wholly owned by the secretary of state for health, will employ over 200 people at the Porton site and will now be better placed to develop further business. The future success and revenue growth of PBL will provide PHE with an income dividend which will be ploughed back into the delivery of its priorities.

Read More

Latest data on use of secondary care for mental health and learning disabilities

3 July 2015

Latest statistics covering hospital treatment of people with mental health problems and learning disabilities are available from the Health and Social Care Information Centre. The figures, for March 2015, refer to the linked hospital episode statistics (HES) and mental health and learning disabilities (MHLDDS) data sets. Linking the data allows national analysis of the interactions with acute secondary care of the two groups of patients.

Read More

Video explains new nursing code

3 July 2015

A video from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust describes the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) revised code and how it can be used in practice.

The code, which became effective on 31 March 2015, describes the professional standards that practising nurses and midwives must uphold in order to be registered in the UK.

Read More

Community services explained

3 July 2015

With out-of-hospital care needing to become “a much larger part of what the NHS does,” according to the Five Year Forward View, the NHS Confederation has produced a guide to community services.

The guide explains the function of community services and their role in care.

Read More