Professional Development Award, Supporting Special Care provisions.

Year established 2018
Sectors NHS
Country United Kingdom

Overall goals

Continuing Professional Development
To attain an additional achievement
To learn & develop my knowledge, skills & attitude
To practice more competently when assisting during the treatment of people whose health and social care needs may require special oral care provisions.

Key UK Colleagues and Partners

NHS Ayrshire & Arran, Oral Health Promotion, Social Service, Adult and Child Protection

International Partners


Sustainable development goals

  • SDG 3 - Good health and well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality education
  • SDG 5 - Gender equality
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the goals

Funding source

NHS Ayshire and Arran

Project origin

Self interest, personal need for more education with my current patient group ( additional needs).

Evidence of need

Application through team leader at 1 to 1 meeting.

Project areas

Dental Department.
Service Improvement and Personal development.

Project activities

Attended course run by NES at post graduate centre, Glasgow.
Home study.
Selecting case studies to develop portfolio work and reflect on both clinically and learning.
Essay writing for portfolio.
Researching topic matter.
Peer review on progress.
Exam passed.
Award attained


To assist and treat each patient as an individual, be competent, use good communication, follow best practice and use any reasonable adjustments required within my everyday practice to provide oral health care provisions for patients no matter what their additional needs are. Treating them with respect and dignity. Adhering to NHS protocols and procedures.

Next steps

• Use my learned knowledge, skills and attitude
• Good communication
• Disability awareness
• Personal behaviours and attitude re healthcare problems
• Understand complex medical conditions
• Understand reasonable adjustments
• Oral health care
• Oral and general health promotion
• Methods of pain management and anxiety
• Understanding of policies, acts and procedures
• To provide the best quality of dental health care that is possible for an individual’s specific needs.



Mitigating challenges


Partnership principles

  • respectful
  • flexible

Project gains

  • teamwork
  • clinical
  • awareness
  • academic
  • patient
  • resilience

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