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Ensure oral health is a key health and wellbeing priority

NICE Public Health Guidance 55: Oral Health: local authorities and partners recommends that:

1) oral health should be a core component of strategic health needs assessments and health and wellbeing strategies
2) all health and wellbeing and disease prevention policies for adults (including local government, health, and social care strategies) include advice and information about oral health, including:

  • Health and social care assessments
  • Care delivered at home and within adult care services
  • Local adult safeguarding
  • Nutrition and health and wellbeing
  • Local food, drink and snacks policies in a range of settings