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New NHS Scotland Model Complaints Handling Procedure

The new NHSS Model Complaints Handling Procedure developed under the direction of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) came into effect on 1 April 2017 for use by NHS Bodies and primary care service providers, including dentists. The SDCEP Practice Support Manual (login required) now provides background information about the new procedure and includes updated complaints handling…

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SDCEP – Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance – 3rd edition now available

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme  (SDCEP)  has now launched the third edition of its Conscious Sedation in Dentistry guidance.  This guidance aims to promote good clinical practice through recommendations for the safe and effective provision of conscious sedation for dental care. The guidance has been subject to a thorough update using SDCEP’s NICE accredited methodology taking…

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SDCEP Dental Prescribing app – Updated

The SDCEP Dental Prescribing app has been updated following amendments to the latest edition of the British National Formulary (BNF 73) which was published in March 2017. This update includes changes to the recommended adult dose of metronidazole.  The circumstances in which it is appropriate to prescribe metronidazole are described within the Dental Prescribingapp.  These…