Latest results from National Dental Inspection Programme

Today has seen the publication  of the latest results from the National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) . This years report focuses on Primary 7 (P7) pupils. The report shows that 75% of P7 pupils have no obvious experience of  tooth decay in 2015. This is a large improvement since 2005 when just 53%  had no obvious decay.  Across…

The Scottish Government

Strategic vision for E-Dentistry

This letter outlines the Scottish Government’s  ‘Vision for  e- Dentistry’.  Phase 1  will include a range oc complimentary ‘buisness efficiency measures’  timed to coincide with the EDI replacement project: All NHS communication to and from the practice by NHS email; Clarity over end date for paper GP17 forms; Agreed standards for sending digital images; Changes…

The Scottish Government

Statement of Dental Remuneration – Amendment No.130

This letter advises of an amendment to the  ‘Deemed NHS Committed’  Status for New Practices Claiming Additional General Dental Practice Allowance (GDPA) and Reimbursement of Practice Rental Costs. With effect from 1 November 2015 new practices will no longer be automatically deemed NHS committed for the purpose of entitlement to additional GDPA payment of 6% and…

Practice Inspections – Have Your Say

In January/February 2016, the Practice Inspection Working Group will be reviewing and updating (if required) the content of the Combined Practice Inspection (CPI) and Sedation Practice Inspection (SPI) Checklists. To help inform the review and updating process, the Working Group invites you to feedback your views on, or experiences of, the CPI and/or the SPI…

The Scottish Government

Scottish Dental Access Initative – revised Nov 2015

This letter provides advice on a further revision of the Scottish Dental Access Initative (SDAI) which will take effect on the 1st November 2015. SDAI  funding will now only be available in a small number of locations Eyemouth within NHS Borders Newton Stewart NHS  Dumfries and Galloway Culloden,Isle of Skye, Rothesay and Islay within NHS…

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Regulation of private dental clinics

As from  April 2016 Health Care Improvement Scotland (HIS)  will start regulating  all independent clinics in Scotland . This includes any entirely private dental clinic whether owned by a dentist or dental care professional. To receive regular information about the next steps please complete the contact form on the HIS website.  The HIS website also…