“Dentists issue warning over worsening oral health in care homes“
“The care sector regulator has found improvements to awareness of oral health among care home providers – but dentists have warned that residents’ access to dental healthcare is worsening. Care Quality Commission (CQC) published the findings of a follow-up review on the state of oral healthcare in care homes across England, which it said showed improvements in the understanding of how important oral health is to keep people healthy.”
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Joined-up practice between care homes and dentists was uncommon and people using services and their professional and family carers often found it difficult to access routine NHS dental care.
The progress report can be downloaded at…
CQC source: https://www.cqc.org.uk/publications/major-report/smiling-matters-oral-health-care-homes-progress-report