The Oral Health Needs Assessment (OHNA) Toolkit is designed to assist PCTs in designing and carrying out oral health needs assessment in order to inform their commissioning decisions for dental services.
Our Health, Our Care, Our Say - a New Direction for Community Services reinforced the importance of services provided by healthcare professionals working in community settings, and both practitioners with special interests (PwSIs) and NHS specialist staff have key roles in the delivery of such services.
The following guides were published in 2007 under the series title Implementing Care Closer to Home: Convenient Quality Care for Patients
This guidance is self explanatory, it has a foundation in establishing accuracy in QOF reports, but it does contain a clear account of how to make best use of the new QOF verification reports that can be generated by all practices.
QOF Annual Review Guidance issued in May 2005 stated that PCTs would need to sample 5% of the Practices in order to carry out an in-depth analysis of practice achievement against the QOF. The PCC Team has recently revised their original briefing with input from DH and this includes updated examples of existing practice. Access the revised briefing for PCT QOF Leads.