2 Who should take action?

Introduction

The guideline is for: local authorities, health and wellbeing boards, directors of public health, consultants in dental public health, commissioners and decision makers in local authorities and the NHS, school governors and head teachers.

It is also for front-line practitioners working more generally in health, social care and education. They could be working in local authorities, the NHS and other organisations in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors. In addition, it will be of interest to dentists, dental hygienists and other dental care professionals.

Who should do what at a glance

Who should take action

Recommendation

Clinical commissioning groups

9

Commissioners of public services

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20

Consultants in dental public health

1, 2, 3, 4

Directors of public health

1, 2, 3, 4

Head teachers

17, 18, 21

Health and wellbeing boards

1, 2, 3, 4

Local authorities

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Local community groups

1, 2, 3, 4

Local dental committee

1, 2, 3, 4

Local Healthwatch

1, 2, 3, 4

Local professional dental network

1, 2, 3, 4

NHS England area teams

1,2,3,4,11

Providers of public services

5, 6, 7

Public sector employers including local authorities and the NHS

10

School governors

17, 18, 21

Social care services (children and adults)

1, 2, 3, 4

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)