Forward Plan Item

Issue: Oral Health Strategy
Description: The report provides an update on progress with the Northumberland Oral Health Strategy. It also provides detail on the evidence to support community water fluoridation as a means of improving dental health and the process which is required to be followed if a water fluoridation scheme is to be varied. The report recommends that the Cabinet take the first step in the process to extend the current community water fluoridation scheme by making a formal variation proposal to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care; and to consult the Secretary of State and Northumbria Water as to whether the proposed variation would be “operable and efficient”. Based on the response to these consultations, the report also makes recommendations on undertaking the required statutory consultation should the SoS deem the proposal feasible.
Date of Cabinet Meeting: 08 October 2019
Item Security: Public
Item Security Desc:
Member Contacts: Jones, Veronica
Officer Contact: Liz Morgan, Tel: 01670 620111
New Item: Yes
Revision to Decision Date in Last Forward Plan: No
Published: 24 July 2019 at 12:16

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