This letter advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of the introduction of a further revised GP17(O) from 1 January 2017. The memorandum advises of changes to the GP17(O) in relation to Universal Credit Download a copy of the letter and memorandum
This letter advises NHS Boards of a further revision of the Scottish Dental Access Initiative (SDAI) capital scheme which will take effect from 1 December 2016.
This report the first in a new format providing an increased and more clearly structured set of information on how primary care dental services are managed and provided in Scotland, and how well these services are operating. It includes all the information previously provided in annual reports published by the Scottish Dental Practice Board (SDPB), but…
The National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) is carried out annually under the auspices of the Scottish Dental Epidemiology Co-ordinating Committee on behalf of NHS Boards
This communication from the Scottish Government Population Health Directorate covers two areas: Scotland’s oral health plan: a Scottish Government consultation exercise on the future of oral health Defibrillators to independent dental practices providing NHS General Dental Services (GDS)
This report is the latest in a series of biennial dental workforce reports that aim to inform workforce planning for dental services in Scotland.
Additional Provision Enabling NHS Boards to Make Unannounced Inspections of Practices providing NHS General Dental Services (GDS)
The SDCEP app for Drug Prescribing for Dentistry is now available for Android and iOS devices.
Mandatory training requirements for dentists applying to NHS Board lists, from April 1st 2016.
The NIPCM is a practice guide for use in Scotland containing Standard Infection Control Precautions and Transmission Based Precautions.
New guidance for categorising exposure prone procedures (EPP) in general dental practice.
The third edition of the popular Drug Prescribing For Dentistry guidance from the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).
This guideline covers how general dental practice teams can convey advice about oral hygiene and the use of fluoride. It also covers diet, smoking, smokeless tobacco and alcohol intake. The recommendations cover: oral health advice given by dentists and dental care professionals how dentists and dental care professionals can adopt a patient-centred approach Go to…
This paper sets out the Scottish Government’s strategic vision for eDentistry in the context of the wider eHealth strategy. The paper considers the work programmes currently in train, to fit them into a proper planning cycle, with prioritisation and a strategic focus on benefits to be accrued.It pulls these separate programmes together into an overarching,…
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%…
This revised Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) comes into affect on the 1st November 2015 Download SDR Amendment No. 130
This letter advises Health Boards of the latest revisions of the Scottish Dental Access Initiative (SDAI) capital scheme. The revisions come into effect from the 1st November 2015. The outlines those Health Board areas where offers of financial assistance to establish new or expand or purchase existing NHS dental practices will be available only Download…
The guidance aims to provide clear and practical advice to enable the dental team to manage and treat this patient group. Information and advice covers the assessment of bleeding risk, decision making for treatment planning, newer anticoagulants and anti-platelet drugs as well as the more established medications.
Summary of findings from Information Commissioner’s Office research into information governance in dental practices, with recommendations for practice.
This guide is intended to give care home managers, staff and residents’ families the essential information to help them ensure residents receive the most appropriate and timely dental treatment from the dental service that is best suited to their needs. Download a copy of the booklet (updated May 2016)