Welcome to the Publication Scheme for the Denture Care Centre, which is based on the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Code of Practice on Openness in the HPSS
This Publication Scheme is a complete guide to the information routinely made available to the public by the practice. Information on this scheme is grouped into 7 classes. Some information is not made publicly available. This policy is reviewed annually and monitored monthly to ensure content changes are made immediately as required.
How much does information on the practice cost?
The published information on our practice is free unless otherwise indicated. Where information is provided at a cost, the charges will be calculated as set out in Class 7.
How is the information made available?
The information within each Class is either displayed on the practice website (www.denturecarecentre.co.uk ) or available in hard copy from the Denture Care Centre UK Ltd, Turners Hill Road, Crawley Down, West Sussex, RH10 4HE
Your rights to information
If you have any comments about the operation of the Publication Scheme, or how we have dealt with your request for information from the Scheme, please write to:
Karen Ellis, Practice Manager and IG Lead, Denture Care Centre UK Ltd, Turners Hill Road, Crawley Down, West Sussex, RH10 4HE
Classes of information
All information at Denture Care Centre UK Ltd is held, retained and destroyed in accordance with guidance. Our commitment to publish information excludes any information which can be legitimately withheld under the exemptions set out in the Code of Practice on Openness in the HPSS or Freedom of Information Act 2000. Individual Classes are subject to exemptions, such as the protection of commercial interests and personal information under the Data Protection Act 1998. This applies to all Classes within the Publication Scheme.
The information on this Scheme is grouped into the following broad categories:
Class 1. Who we are
Details of the practice, organisational structures, key personnel and how we fit into the Health and Personal Social Services (HPSS).
Class 2. Our Services
The range of services we provide under contract to the HPSS.
Class 3. Financial and funding information
Funding details and charging policies
Class 4. Regular publications and information for the public
Guidance and information leaflets
Class 5. Complaints
Policies, procedures and contacts for complaints
Class 6. Our policies and procedures
General policies and procedures in use within the Dental Practice. These include, but are not restricted to, data protection, prescribing and prescription, health and safety.
Class 7. This Publication Scheme
In this class, we will publish any changes we make to this Publication Scheme, the criteria on which our information management policies are made and a referral point for all enquiries regarding information management generally at the Denture Care Centre. We will also publish any proposed changes or additions to publications already available.
Class 1. Who we are:
Mr Martin Ellis ~ Clinical Dental Technician ~ Male ~ Full Time
Mr Leigh Deadman ~ Dentist ~ Male ~ Part Time
Class 2: Our servicesInformation about our services is contained in the practice’s patient information leaflet which is available at Reception and on our website (www.denturecarecentre.co.uk). The information includes:
We offer dedicated denture clinics for NHS and private patients as well as private general and cosmetic dentistry.
Class 3: Financial information
We have information about:
All dental treatments for patients are carried out privately and it is our policy to give patients full information about the cost of their dental care before any treatment is undertaken.
Our income from the NHS derives from the contract that we have been given by the PCT and in return we are to provide a number of UDA (units of dental activity).
Class 4: Information for patients and the public
We make available information leaflets about:
Copies of leaflets are available from Reception.
Class 5: Complaints
We have a practice complaints procedure, a copy of which is available from the Practice.
Class 6: Practice policies
We have policies and procedures which ensure that the practice operates in a safe and efficient manner. These include:
Cost of Information
For the most part, published information on our practice is free. However, there may be chares for copying information onto media eg. CD ROM. The charges will vary according to how information is made available.
Information on our website is available for free, although any charges for ISP and personal printing costs will be met by the individual. For those without internet access, a single print-out of our website pages is available by post or by personal application to our practice
Requests for multiple printouts, or for archived copies of documents which are no longer accessible or available on the web, may attract a charge for the retrieval, photocopy, postage etc. We will let you know the cost and charges that will have to be paid in advance.
Please note, we will not provide printouts of other organisation’s websites.
Leaflets and brochures - there will be no charge for information leaflets or
E-mail-will be free of charge unless otherwise stated
The charges will be reviewed regularly.
Useful Resources Web sites: (offsite links open in a new window)