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    to the WSLDC website. This site is primarily intended for use by dentists and allied professions in West Sussex.

    Members of the public seeking advice regarding dental services in West Sussex should follow the link to NHS West Sussex.

What is the WSLDC?

Operating within an agreed construction, the commitee is elected by and represents the interests of the dental practicioners in West Sussex. It acts as a liasion and advisory body to the PCT and secondary care services on all matters pertaining to dentistry, negotiating on behalf of and updating its constituents on a wide range of issues.

In addition, members represent the proffesion on other commitees such as the Oral Health Advisory Group, the General Dental Practicioner Committee, and the exectuive and clilical governance committees of the PCT.

The LDC meets four times per annum in full session, with a further six executive committee meetings throughout the year. Eligible practitioners may attend full meetings by prior arrangement as invitees, in addition to which there is an AGM open to all, which is usually held in November. We welcome input both at this meeting and also via e-mail to the executive.

Meet the team

West Sussex LDC Coverage

Dental Academy short courses and CPD

The University of Prtsmouth offers a programme of short courses and CPD for 2019 and 2020. Open to all GDPs

DOH safeguarding document

The Department of Health has produced a document entitled Safeguarding in General Dental Practice: A Toolkit for Dental Teams. Please find the PDF document here.

Annual Charity Dinner Event - 12th October 2019

The West Sussex Dental Community invites you to our first ever charity dinner event. Join us for a wonderful evening at the Hilton London Gatwick Airport Hotel on Saturday 12th October 2019 from 7.30pm. A three course dinner will be served, follwed by dancing and entertainment. Our guest speaker is Dr Henrik Overgaard Nielsen.

West Sussex County Council release Online Form to report safeguarding concerns

From Monday 19th August, West Sussex County Council will be releasing a new online form for the public and professionals to report adults and children’s safeguarding concerns.

WEST SUSSEX LDC Core CPD Event - Course presentations now available to download

Thank you for attending the core CPD day on the 22nd November. We hope those who attended enjoyed the day. Some of the speakers have made their course resources available to downbload. Please follow the link to get access to the presentations.

Local guidance for conditions in which over-the-counter medicines should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

NHS England published its final guidance in March 2018; “Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care” following a public consultation on the prescribing of over the counter (OTC) medicines. To find out more please click on the link. Information for patients, including posters and leaflets, is available to download. You can also download a template for a ‘self-care referral’ letter which can be used to direct patients to their local pharmacy.


The BDA has issued helpful guidance on the new laws affecting the provision of amalgam fillings to certain patient groups.

CPD presentation for practices that signed up for DCby1

The link below is to a free presentation which can be undertaken by practices as providers of the CPD for the whole team

Provision of Phased Treatments under the NHS - New guidelines

NHS England has published a document to clarify its position on the Provision of Phased Treatmemts. The purpose of this document is to support dental professionals, and to clarify where it might be appropriate to provide phased treatment spanning over several courses of treatment (CoT)


From 19th February 2018 all referrals to the Community Dental Services in West Sussex must be made via DERS. Any paper referrals received after this date will be returned. Thank you

Need Support with completion of the Information Governance Toolkit?

Do you need support completing and publishing the IG toolkit. Access to advice is now available. Contact the South East Commissioning Support Unit.

WSLDC Information pages

View and download minutes of all our Full Committee meetings, normally held quarterly.
View and download minutes of the quarterly meetings of the Channel group of LDC's. This includes LDC's from Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex.
View and download reports of the Dental LPN meetings, including a report of the inaugural Stakeholder Event held on the 23rd September 2013.
See this section to view the latest important documents, including the new LDC Constitution.
Review minutes and reports of the various committees and meetings the West Sussex LDC participates in.
Here you will have access to free dental educational resources
View and download minutes of the Forum's quarterly meetings, including the inaugural meeting held on 11th September 2013.
In this section e provide you with valuable practice resources, policies, links etc.