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Android version of SDCEP Dental Prescribing App Launched

The popular Dental Prescribing app from the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)  is now available for use on Android™ smartphones and tablets. Based on the most recent version of the SDCEP Drug Prescribing for Dentistry Guidance , the app provides mobile access to the latest dentally relevant information compiled for the British National Formulary…

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Applications to the NHS Board Dental List: Mandatory Training Requirement

From 1st April 2016, there was now a mandatory training requirement for dentists applying to join the dental list in Scotland for the first time, those returning to clinical practice within 5 years, and those returning after 5 years or more. Further details are available  are  in PCA2016(D)05 The mandatory training programme training will be…

Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care

The Chief Dental Officers of  England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have  issued a letter about the findings of the Standards for Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care Report following a meeting with representatives from the Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry (IACSD). The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) have been…

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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

The National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM) is  available via the  National Services Scotland (NSS) website.  The document was first published in 2012 by the Chief Nursing Officer and provides guidance on infection prevention and control procedures. The  Practice Support Manual  from the Scottish Dental clinical Effectiveness Programe  has links to NIPCM  document  from…

SDCEP guidance now NICE accredited

We are very pleased to report that the process used by SDCEP to produce Dental Clinical Guidance has recently been accredited by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE accreditation is valid for five years and is applied retrospectively to SDCEP’s periodontal care and anticoagulants guidance, both of which were produced using…

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e-Dentistry: Support funding

Non-recurring funding to dental practices to support e-dental programme announced. Funding  of  £350 per practice will be available and may be used for a number of purposes. There are a small minority of practices that rely on paper-based claims to Practitioners Services. As part of a general move to electronic communication, these practices have the choice…