National Health Council:minutes of a meeting which took place on Friday, 10th February 1978.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/238471
Title:
National Health Council:minutes of a meeting which took place on Friday, 10th February 1978.
Authors:
National Health Council
Publisher:
National Health Council
Issue Date:
10-Feb-1978
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/238471
Item Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Description:
Dr. O'Brien-Horan said he had the three following suggestions to make: (1) They should reiterate the recommendation made by Council in its Report on the Dental services in 1976 that the public dental service should not be responsible for treating adults, with the exception of expectant and nursing mothers. At present the service was very understaffed and unable to cope with the demand from both adults and children. The Department was afraid that it would be writing a blank cheque if it were to allow adults to be treated by private practitioners under a Social Welfare type system. He felt that an arrangement whereby these patients would be referred by the Senior Dental Surgeon of the area to private practitioners would leave the Department with a measure of control over expenditure. The treatment of children was the first priority of the public dental service and adequate services should accordingly be provided for them. (2) They should recommend that a Chief Dental Surgeon should be appointed in each health board area to co-ordinate the work of the area. (3) The fluoridation scheme seemed to have failed in some areas, they should recommend that steps be taken to monitor the service and bring it up to the prescribed level
Keywords:
HEALTH POLICY; GOVERNMENT; MINUTES

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNational Health Councilen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-14T13:59:14Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-14T13:59:14Z-
dc.date.issued1978-02-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/238471-
dc.descriptionDr. O'Brien-Horan said he had the three following suggestions to make: (1) They should reiterate the recommendation made by Council in its Report on the Dental services in 1976 that the public dental service should not be responsible for treating adults, with the exception of expectant and nursing mothers. At present the service was very understaffed and unable to cope with the demand from both adults and children. The Department was afraid that it would be writing a blank cheque if it were to allow adults to be treated by private practitioners under a Social Welfare type system. He felt that an arrangement whereby these patients would be referred by the Senior Dental Surgeon of the area to private practitioners would leave the Department with a measure of control over expenditure. The treatment of children was the first priority of the public dental service and adequate services should accordingly be provided for them. (2) They should recommend that a Chief Dental Surgeon should be appointed in each health board area to co-ordinate the work of the area. (3) The fluoridation scheme seemed to have failed in some areas, they should recommend that steps be taken to monitor the service and bring it up to the prescribed levelen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Health Councilen_GB
dc.subjectHEALTH POLICYen_GB
dc.subjectGOVERNMENTen_GB
dc.subjectMINUTESen_GB
dc.titleNational Health Council:minutes of a meeting which took place on Friday, 10th February 1978.en_GB
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
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