NHSE Hygiene Preceptorship for Dental Hygienists  

We are excited to introduce a practice placement for Dental Hygienists with placements commencing in January 2024.

The placement is for one day per week per hygienist over a maximum period of 6 months.  This includes 105 clinical hours (15 days in total, 7 hours per week) in practice or on outreach schemes and attendance to 4 additional paid study days . The hygienist will provide non-surgical periodontal therapy for NHS patients in primary care, and there will be approved outreach schemes towards the end of the preceptorship.

Attendance on all 4 study days is mandatory.

The placement in practice will be facilitated via WT&E NHSE funding to accommodate a dental therapist over a 6-month period.  This funding will be:

  • Hygienist Remuneration £2700 (total for 19 days on self-employed basis)
  • Practice Costs £800
  • Trainer Grant £300
  • Completion of Evaluation and Data Collection – payable to hygienist on completion £50

Full detail is included in the Sway presentation at the bottom of this page.

To register your interest in taking part in the programme, please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/e/sK6ESXTH0yThe deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday, 2 January.

If you have any questions in relation to the programme, please contact our DCP Lead John Stanfield, williamjohn.stanfield@nhs.net