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The first NHS Confidence Monitor

Results of the first NHS Confidence Monitor

A set of comprehensive surveys tracking confidence levels in NHS dentistry.

Over the coming 12 - 18 months we will be commissioning a set of surveys asking NHS professionals to rate their confidence levels in the future of NHS dentistry. The surveys purpose is to then track the professions' confidence levels whilst new information and detail is released on the NHS contract reforms.

The results from each survey, called the NHS Confidence Monitor, will be benchmarked against the previous set to create a 'monitor' of past and current confidence levels. Once the results of each Monitor have been published, a panel of key opinion leaders and dentists, called the Insights Panel, will come together to discuss the findings within the context of the current environment and view of the profession.

The detail
Each survey will ask NHS providers and performers to rate their confidence levels on five key statements covering:

  • Their future career prospects
  • Getting the balance of treatment vs. prevention right
  • Remuneration levels
  • The ability for the team to work effectively within the NHS
  • And, if patients will be happy with the level of care provided.

The results
The first survey was conducted at the end of 2014. It included 80 dental professionals and the results can be found here.

View the results from the first NHS Confidence Monitor now.