Primary Care Dentistry – Contract Monitoring QIPP
The Journey –
NHS Somerset holds contracts with 74 Primary Care Dental Practices, with an annual contract value of £27 million.
Through an annual contract review process the Primary Care Team developed key performance indicators that allowed activity to be analysed down to individual performer/patient level.
Comparisons were made by Clinician and Practice across the county and best practice encouraged in terms of patient recall intervals and dealing with repeat attending patients.
Patients with high needs are now being managed more effectively (fewer claims per patient) and recall intervals have improved to exceed national average indicators.
Annual Saving: £700,000 recurring
Annual value of savings made
Year: 2008 and ongoing Amount: £700,000 Recurrent
|In-patient||Out-patient||Community base X|
|Mental health||Chronic illness||Cross-systems|
|Staying healthy X||Maternity/Newborn||Children and young people||Acute care|
|Planned care||Mental health||Long-term conditions||End of life|
Information, tools and techniques used
County wide Somerset
2008 and ongoing
Contact details and further information
Richard Wood -Associate Director for Primary Care Development