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We're awarded contract to continue to provide Oral Health Promotion in Brighton and Hove
16 December 2016

We're awarded preferred bidder status to continue delivering Oral Health Promotion Service in Brighton & Hove

We have been appointed as the preferred bidder to continue to provide the Oral Health Promotion Service for people in the city following a competitive procurement run by Brighton & Hove City Council.  

This new three year contract will start on 1 April 2017 with an option to run for an additional one year.

The service delivers oral health promotion including good cleaning technique and deliver demonstrations across a number of community venues across the city.

Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT), said: “I am delighted that we are now the preferred bidder and that the council has backed our vision for the future of this vital service. We are committed to ensuring all people in the city have access to good oral health promotion and good teeth cleaning technique. This decision shows the high-regard in which this service is held. It is a testament to the hard work, passion and dedication of our staff.”

Parul Patel, Interim Clinical Director Dental Services, SCFT said: “Poor oral health isn’t just bad for our mouths but can lead to a number of illnesses and diseases. Our aim is to help people care for their teeth, prevent tooth decay and avoid the need for further treatment.”

A Brighton & Hove City Council spokesperson said: “This service will build on the good work already done in the city. It will be vital in improving children’s oral health by increasing their access to tooth brushing schemes and a healthy diet. It will also work with frontline health and social care workers to improve the oral health of frail older people and other vulnerable groups.

“We can confirm that Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust is now our preferred bidder. Any appointment as contractor will be subject to the completion of appropriate legal agreements.”