CDS Announce New Contract To Provide Oral Health Promotion and Epidemiology Services in Oxfordshire
Community Dental Services CIC is pleased to confirm its position as the new provider of oral health promotion and epidemiology services across Oxfordshire from 1 April 2015
The new contracts, commissioned by Oxfordshire County Council, means that we will deliver services to a population of around 635,500 which includes the vibrant city of Oxford and surrounding communities.
CDS already provide specialist dental services and oral health promotion in Bedfordshire, Luton, Suffolk and Thetford.
The Oxfordshire OHP team will continue to be based in the heart of the community and will be helping to create healthier environments for children by implementing accreditation programmes with early years settings, such as Children's Centres and primary schools to promote better oral health.
Alison Read, CDS Chief Executive said:
"We relish this opportunity to expand CDS's role further afield into Oxfordshire. CDS, like Oxfordshire County Council, have a strong track record for innovation and quality and we are excited to work with new colleagues with different perspectives, knowledge and experience.
As an employee owned Community Interest Company (CIC) and a Social Enterprise we pride ourselves on having patient and staff engagement at the heart of our commitment to delivering high quality care and health promotion services for all patients and their families. We look forward to pooling our collective expertise and skills to provide the best service for the residents of Oxfordshire."
At CDS our ambition is to work alongside colleagues from Oxfordshire County Council, developing productive relationships with local partners, staff, families and carers.
Shared knowledge, skills and expertise will contribute hugely to the creativity, co-production and clinically-led, user-defined and evidence based services for which CDS is known. We will be working with priority groups for adults, which includes: older people, rural populations, people with learning difficulties, drug and alcohol misuse, hard to reach groups and others at risk of poor oral health.
Epidemiology services will be conducted in line with the requirements of Public Health England.
The CDS Oxfordshire OHP Team can be contacted at:
Community Dental Services
74-77 Madgalen Road
Tel: 07788 568384