NHS England to launch special care dental service in Lincolnshire

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Representatives from NHS England have confirmed the launch of a new special care dental service in Lincolnshire.

A new service, which is designed to target vulnerable groups with special dental needs, will be introduced in the area on Thursday 1st December. Initially, the programme will run for seven years; however, there is an option to add a three-year extension following this period.

Head of primary care for NHS England in Lincolnshire, Dianne Pegg, said that the scheme represents excellent news for people living in the county with special needs. Those who require special care dentistry will now be able to access tailored services, which aren’t always available through NHS clinics and community dental services.

The special care dentistry service will be delivered by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust. Staff members with existing contracts will be transferred to the new service, ensuring that they have greater job security.

The additional service aims to cater for those who may require special care as a result of physical or psychological issues, including homeless people and those who suffer from mental illnesses, chronic health problems and physical disabilities.

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