Dental Factsheets helping to Bridge the gap between Dental and Pharmacy.
Did you know that dental issues are one of the most common symptom groups for callers to NHS 111, particularly at weekends.
Many patients visiting emergency departments could be managed by other services including community pharmacies.
The HEE Dental and Pharmacy teams across London and the South East (LaSE) have collaborated to produce a series of dental factsheets for community pharmacy use.
The factsheets are intended to support and refresh knowledge and be used as a learning aid for all patient-facing staff in pharmacy when faced with a patient who presents with a common dental problem. These factsheets will help community pharmacy teams manage urgent dental and oral symptoms and advise where to signpost patients to other services where indicated.
All factsheets can be viewed here on our resources tab, or downloaded here either individually or as a complete set and printed out for your staff to use.