Timetable for the All Wales Quality Assurance Self-Assessment (QAS) Reporting 2015/16

The Dental Public Health Team of Public Health Wales has an agreement with the Welsh Government (WG) to co-ordinate and report to WG the annual GDS Quality Assurance Self-assessment. We undertake this on the understanding that Quality Assurance Self-assessment is required from all NHS contracted dental practices as part of Local Health Board contractual and clinical governance arrangements. This year’s timetable is as follows:-

  • 16 September 2015 – Contractors notified that the process will go live on 23 September 2015
  • Health Boards to monitor response rate and send reminders to non-responders*
  • Forms to be completed and submitted online by 24 November 2015
  • Health Boards’ Dental Practice Advisors (DPAs) will collate and scrutinise QAS submitted by the practices
  • QAS Reports by DPAs to be completed by 22 January 2016
  • Liaison/Action Planning meetings between Health Board’s DPAs and Primary Care Team as per local arrangements
  • Health Boards’ Dental Quality and Safety/Clinical Governance Groups to discuss the QAS findings
  • DPAs to prepare Health Board’s Annual QAS Report and send a copy to David Hannington by 29 February 2016.
  • Dental Public Health Team to provide annual QAS report to the Chief Dental Officer by 31 March 2016.

* During the process your locally employed DPA/s should work with a member of the Primary Care Team to chase up late/non responders because the form will not be accessible online after the 24 November 2015 deadline.

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The full document announcing this timetable and containing copies of letters sent to practices can be found here

 

On September 28, 2015, posted in: Latest News by
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