Sussex trusts open tender for dental patient management software service

Sussex Community NHS Trust and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust have opened a joint tender to procure a dental patient management software service over a three-year contract, with the estimated value for each trust standing at £25,000 to £250,000 for the full contract length.

The procurement has launched as the current patient management software is “no longer supported by the software supplier”, with the trusts seeking to appoint a single service provider in replacement. The provider should be able to support the trusts with a special care dental service to support patients with special needs, those who have difficulty accessing general dental services, along with an emergency dental service to provide out-of-hours care.

The software management system requirements include cloud-based storage and browser user access capability; electronic patient medical histories and NHS patient record forms; dental specific charting and treatment plan features; electronic patient portal for appointment booking and communication; integrated communication system with email and SMS functionality; integrated waiting list management and reporting; performance reporting features; and dental contract and financial practice management features.

The deadline for applications is set at the 18th of September 2023, and interested parties are encouraged to apply via the Atamis e-sourcing portal. To view the tender for the dental patient management software service, please click here.

In other recent procurement news, Calderdale and Huddersfield Ltd, a subsidiary of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, opened an opportunity to procure a patient engagement portal, with a deadline to apply by the 29th August 2023.

In related news, we recently shared a deep dive into digital dentistry which explored dentist tech in practice, international examples of digital dentistry health, and more.

Earlier this month, we highlighted the development of an artificial intelligence model designed to recognise abnormalities in anatomical structures, which researchers hope will support dentists in detecting tooth decay and gum disease.