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Defining Quality In Healthcare course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery

This session provides an outline of defining history and quality in healthcare and its implications for oral healthcare.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the evolution of quality as applied to healthcare
  • List the three key pillars that quality is based upon
  • Describe how quality applies to oral healthcare

Healthcare delivery systems face challenges, not least those of finance and performance. One of the key features when attempting to address the challenges is how to ensure that the qualities of care do not suffer. This requires an understanding of what is meant by ‘quality’.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have completed e-Den session:

  • Management and Leadership/Healthcare Systems/Oral healthcare systems (141-0502)
Instructors / Speakers
Paul Batchelor,
Consultant in Dental Public Health. Co-Module Editor for e-Den Modules 1 and 12

Paul qualified in 1980 from Liverpool University and worked within both the CDS and GDS for several years, during which time he obtained an MCDH from Birmingham and his DDPH. He then moved to London and worked in various academic posts at the Royal London, where he completed his PhD, King’s College London, and UCL. During this time he was awarded an FFGDP. He also holds an FDS and FPHM.

Paul has worked in various capacities for a number of organisations within dentistry including the BDA, the Department of Health, the DPB, the FGDP, the Scottish NHS Executive, and the WHO, as well as several national governments. He has also assisted a number of other bodies on dental matters including the Consumers Association, the Office of Fair Trading and the National Audit Office, and acted as the Advisor to the Health Select Committee on NHS dentistry. He was appointed President of the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry in April 2004 and currently is the course director of the leadership and management programme in dentistry as well as national research co-ordinator for the Faculty.

Paul is also part of the Module Editorial Team at e-Den, and is co-Module Editor for Module 1 Patient Assessment, and Module 12 Management and Leadership.

Defining Quality In Healthcare course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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