The Scottish Government

Child Sexual Exploitation – A Guide for Health Practitioners

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) is a persistent and growing issue across the UK. To impact on this requires a multiagency approach and health practitioners must have the correct information to support them to identify CSE and act appropriately.  To help support frontline staff the Scottish Government has recently published a Guide for Health Practitioners on Child…

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Updated decontamination advice notes from SHTG

The Scottish Health Technology Group (SHTG) within Healthcare Improvement Scotland has recently published updates to two advice statements that are relevant to decontamination in dental practice.  These relate to types of steam sterilzer and storage of dental instruments that have been sterilized unwrapped.  For both of these, SHTG did not identify any evidence that indicates…

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Patients at risk of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) -New guidance from SDCEP

New guidance on the Oral Health Management of Patients at Risk of Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw is launched today by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). This document updates previous SDCEP Oral Health Management of Patients Prescribed Bisphosphonates guidance and considers the wider range of drugs that have been implicated in the development…