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How we work with national partners: primary care dental services

CQC is part of the Regulation of Dental Services Programme Board.

This enables us to share information about the services you provide, and people’s experiences of them, with other regulators and oversight bodies.

Working in partnership helps us to be more efficient by reducing duplication and making the best use of shared information and resources.

Our inspection teams have an ongoing relationship with organisations including:

How we monitor primary care dental services

Sources of information

We collect and analyse information about dental practices from a range of sources. This helps us to target our resources where the risk to the quality of care is greatest. The information influences what we look at, who we will talk to and how we configure our inspection team.

We gather information from people who use services, other regulators and oversight bodies, local organisations, other stakeholders and service providers.