Healthy Living Dentistry

​Roles & Training

Each practice will identify a Practice Lead to take forward the Healthy Living Dentistry Scheme and a Health champion. 

Practice Lead

Who?    The Lead will be someone with a leadership role within the practice. This could be a practice principal, partner or practice manager- it is for the practice to determine the most appropriate person.

What will they do?

  • Lead and have responsibility for Healthy Living Dentistry in practice
  • Develop action plan & provide evidence
  • Ensure learning and delivery throughout practice
  • Organisational support to enable health champion to deliver
  • Ensure monitoring takes place
  • Network with leads in other practices.


What Training?   The lead will undertake a one day training programme provided by Health Education England. The course will cost £10 to including lunch. The training will include details of the healthy living scheme, the role of the lead, developing an action plan and leading the programme in the practice.

To book: Email your name and practice details to dental@cpgmhealthcare.co.uk 


4 training sessions will be made available over the first year.  

All training will be CPD certifiable.


All delegates are required to have a log-in for maxcourse, if you do not have one already please visit: https://www.maxcourse.co.uk/henw/guestCreateUser.asp

 Dental Champion

Who? The dental champion will be someone within the practice who can implement the healthy living dentistry scheme. It may be a dental nurse or receptionist and ideally someone whose time is flexible to enable them to do this work. An extended duty dental nurse would be ideal but these extended duties aren’t essential to undertake the role.

What will they do?

  • Organise the campaigns
  • Disseminate learning throughout the practice
  • Support the lead in implementing the practice action plan
  • Support any monitoring and gathering of evidence
  • Network with health champions in other practices to share ideas.


What Training? They will undertake a Royal Society of Public Health level 2 training programme. The training consists of two parts

  • Online training course approx. 8 hours followed by
  • Two day bespoke training course delivered by Health Education England. The course will cost £5. There is a £20 examination fee for the RSPH training qualification.

 
All practices need to have one champion. Large practices can have more than one champion. The practice would be expected to release champions to undertake the training and pay the £25 fee. Priority for training places will be given to training one champion in each practice in the first instance.

To book: Email your name and practice details to dental@cpgmhealthcare.co.uk ​

4 training sessions will be made available over the first year.

All training will be CPD certifiable. 


All delegates are required to have a log-in for maxcourse, if you do not have one already please visit: https://www.maxcourse.co.uk/henw/guestCreateUser.asp


The next training sessions will take place at the start of 2019.