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Dental example: Working with other health professionals

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Key question: effective?

Staff worked proactively with health professionals, for example, to improve the outcome for patients with long-term conditions such as diabetes, by providing oral health education and encouraging regular attendance at dental appointments.

Staff also aimed to improve referral pathways to GPs to screen for diabetes for patients whose oral health was of concern.

This is notable practice because of their commitment to working alongside other health care professionals to improve diabetes care.

Key line of enquiry

E3: Are there effective arrangements in place for working with other health professionals to ensure quality of care for the patient?

See all the key lines of enquiry in our handbook for dental providers.

Last updated:
10 August 2017

 


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