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FOI 0455 2019/20 Maxillofacial Department Information

Freedom of Information Request: 0455 2019/20

Under the freedom of information act we are asking all departments if they could give us information on the following things:

  • Does your Maxillofacial Department have an Orthodontic Department?


We have Orthodontic Services at Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital, and provide a cleft service at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

  • What is your management structure for the department, sisters, RGN’s, Senior Dental Nurses’, Dental Nurses’?


At Solihull the department is managed by the Principle Dental Nurse, who also acts as line manager to a team of Dental Nurses at both Solihull and GHH

At GHH the department is managed by the Orthodontic Technician.

At QEHB the department is managed by a Band 6 sister.

  • Do you work alongside ENT departments and Plastics departments?



  • What is your pay scale for Dental Nurses’ in the department, do you have a mixture of band 4, 5 & 6 and what is the progression pathway for these roles?


Principle Dental Nurse – band 6 (HGS)

2 x Senior Dental Nurse – band 5 (SOL)

1 x Senior Dental Nurse – band 5 (GHH)

2 x Dental Nurse – band 5 (SOL)

2 x Dental Nurse – Band 4 (SOL) Recruitment in process for a third.

3 x Dental Nurse – Band 4 (GHH)

4 x Dental Nurse – Band 5 (QE)

6 x Dental Nurse – Band 4 (QE)

Progression pathway, dental nurse – Senior dental nurse – principle dental nurse.

  • How big is the department, in regards to number on consultants, registrars, staff grades, DCT’s?


Solihull – 4 Maxillofacial Consultants

3 Specialty Dentists in Oral Surgery

1 Specialist Registrar in Oral Surgery (honorary post)

1 Orthodontic Consultant

1 Specialist Registrar in Orthodontics

1 Clinical assistant in Orthodontics (honorary post)


GHH – 1 Orthodontic Consultant

1 Staff Grade Orthodontist

1 Orthodontic Therapist


QEHB – 14 Maxillofacial Consultants

5 Specialist Registrars

2 staff grades in Oral Surgery

12 Dental Core Trainees.







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