Information Publication Scheme
Bupa Dental Care’s Information Publication Scheme is the information that we routinely publish in order to fulfil our obligations set out in Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and section 23 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Bupa Dental Care has adopted the Information Commissioner’s model publication scheme for bodies only covered for certain information.
This Publication Scheme commits Bupa Dental Care to make information available to the public where it relates to the provision of dental services to the National Health Service in England, Wales and Scotland and Health & Social Care Services in Northern Ireland.
The information covered is classed in the following seven categories:
- Who we are and what we do
- What we spend and how we spend it
- What our priorities are and how we are doing
- How we make decisions
- Our policies and procedures
- Lists and registers
- The services we offer
The main sources of information referred to below are the Practice Information Leaflet, available at each of our practices and our website www.oasisdentalcare.co.uk (the “Website”).
This Publication Scheme will be reviewed, and updated where relevant, at least annually.
Class 1: Who we are and what we do
In early 2017, Bupa completed the acquisition of Oasis Dental Care and all its dental practices. At Bupa Dental Care we treat NHS and private patients, offering patients a wide range of dental treatments and services.. Our dental people care for over 2million patients across the UK. Established in 1996, Bupa Dental Care has over 400 practices across of the UK and Ireland.
Details of our practices, including the dentists, the services offered at each practice, together with opening hours and staff details can be found in the practice’s Practice Information Leaflet and by following the links to each practice’s page on our Website.
Class 2: What we spend and how we spend it
Consolidated financial information for our operations, including details of our income, expenditure and investment, are included within the Annual Report and Financial statements of our intermediate parent company The Oasis Healthcare Group Limited. The latest published Annual Report and Financial statements are available from our registered office or can be accessed on the Companies House website https://www.gov.uk/get-information-about-a-company.
Class 3: What our priorities are and how we are doing
Our priorities are detailed in the Practice Information Leaflet and from time to time on our Website.
The results of regular patient feedback surveys can be found by following the links to each practice’s page on our Website.
The results of inspections carried out by the Care Quality Commission are available from the CQC website: www.cqc.org.uk.
Class 4: How we make decisions
Bupa Dental Care has a Senior Leadership Team who are responsible for the implementing the clinical, commercial and operational decisions made by its statutory boards. A number of commercial and clinical committees make recommendations to these boards to inform their decision-making. Details of significant decisions made affecting Bupa Dental Care’s operations are detailed in the latest published Annual Report and Financial statements.
Class 5: Our policies and procedures
Copies of the following policies and procedures are available on request from any Practice Manager, or from the Compliance Manager at the Bupa Dental Care Support Centre:
- Equal Opportunity policy;
- Health & Safety policy;
- Confidentiality and Data protection policies;
- Policies and Procedures for handling requests for information.
Class 6: Lists and Registers
There are currently no publicly available lists or registers.
Class 7: The Services we offer
General information about the services offered by Bupa Dental Care can be found on our Website. Information about the specific services available at each practice, together with its opening hours and information for NHS patients can be found by following to the links to each practice’s page from our Website or in that practice’s Patient Information Leaflet.
NHS charges are displayed at the practice.
Bupa Dental Care is a trading name of Oasis Healthcare Limited. Registered in England and Wales no: 03257078. Registered office: Bupa Dental Care Vantage Office Park, Old Gloucester Road, Hambrook, Bristol, United Kingdom BS16 1GW.
Publication Scheme last reviewed July 2018