Oral health - local authority oral health improvement strategies: guideline consultation
NICE is developing a public health guideline on ‘Oral health: local authority oral health improvement strategies’.
All registered stakeholders for the above public health guideline are invited to comment on the provisional recommendations via this website during a 6 week consultation with stakeholders.
Organisations not registered as stakeholders are not able to comment.
Please note - the provisional recommendations presented here do not constitute NICE formal guidelines on this topic. The recommendations are provisional and may change after consultation.
This consultation will take place between Tuesday 1 April – Thursday 15 May 2014
The draft guideline sets out the provisional recommendations that have been developed.
Please note - Comments forms with attachments such as research articles, letters or leafletswill not be accepted. If comments forms do have attachments they will be returned without being read. If the stakeholder resubmits the form without attachments, it must be by the consultation deadline.
Points to consider in the consultation:
- Points or areas that are not covered, but which appear to fall within the scope of the guideline.
- Potential inconsistencies or any disagreement with the Public Health Advisory Committee’s interpretation of the evidence and its applicability.
- The practical value of the provisional recommendations.
- Issues of presentation and style, including how the provisional recommendations have been grouped and ordered.
- Whether the right organisations and individuals have been identified under ‘Who should take action’ for each recommendation.
Do you think the guideline could be improved to better promote equality of opportunity relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status? If so, please include details of:
- Which particular parts of the guideline you think affect equality of opportunity.
- Why and how you think equality of opportunity is affected.
- In addition are there any reasons why any of the recommendations in the guideline may result in an increase in inequality of opportunity relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status?
How to submit your comments:
Please provide all responses to the draft guideline using the Stakeholder Comments Form (ensuring all relevant fields are completed, including your organisation's name). Please forward the form by 5pm on Tuesday 15 May 2014 at the very latest to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Institute is unable to accept:
- More than one response per stakeholder organisation
- Comments received after the consultation deadline
- Comments that are not complete on a stakeholder comments form
- Confidential information or other material that you would not wish to be made public
- Comments forms with attachments such as research articles, letters or leaflets. If comments forms do have attachments they will be returned without being read. If the stakeholder resubmits the form without attachments, it must be by the consultation deadline.
What will happen to your comments?
- All comments (with the exception of personal, individual comments and late comments) will be sent to the project team at the end of the consultation
- Comments from registered stakeholders will be formally responded to by the project team and posted on the NICE website after the final guidelines are published.
- No action will be taken upon receipt of personal, individual comments and late comments.
PLEASE NOTE: The Institute reserves the right to summarise and edit comments received during consultations, or not to publish them at all, where in the reasonable opinion of the Institute, the comments are voluminous, publication would be unlawful or publication would be otherwise inappropriate.
The following evidence was used by the Public Health Advisory Committee in developing the provisional recommendations:
Reviews 1 and 2 were carried out Bazian Ltd.
Review 2 was carried out by Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals and York Health Economics Consortium External Assessment Centre.
Reports 1 and 2 were carried out by Dental Public Health Unit, Cardiff University.
Expert paper 1 was prepared by Carole Hill.
Expert paper 2 was prepared by Graham Ball.
This page was last updated: 16 July 2015