Simon Hearnshaw

Training Programme Director, Learner Support & Faculty Development

Simon qualified a professional lifetime ago and worked mainly in general practice in the north of England with an interest in prevention.

He has been involved in vocational training since 1992 mainly as a trainer and latterly as a TPD.

Simon is the coordinator of the national community water fluoridation network raising the profile of the public health measure and campaigning for targeted implementation to reduce inequalities.

Simon chaired the Local Dental Network for North Yorkshire & Humber between 2013 and 2022 and is a champion of flexible commissioning as a method of targeting commissioning resource at oral health need, developing skill-mix delivery of care and moving away from activity based (UDA) care-models.