NHS Dental Epidemiology Programme (NHS DEP) for England
This programme has been commissioned to support the collection, analysis and dissemination of reliable and robust information on the oral health needs of local populations.
The Public Health England Knowledge and Intelligence Team North West (KITNW), The Dental Observatory (TDO) and key stakeholders, including the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD), are working together to generate intelligence to support high quality commissioning.
Survey work to support the Adult Dental Health Survey
Local Supplementary Surveys of Adult Sub-Groups were undertaken to provide information on adults with learning disabilities, adults in contact with domiciliary dental care services and adult users of unplanned dental care services.
Analysis of these is underway and results will be provided here shortly.
Proposed future surveys/actions for the National Dental Epidemiology Programme
A national Child dental Health Survey will be commissioned for 2013/14. Many NHS DEP fieldwork teams will be involved with collection of clinical data.