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Dental Nurses Survey

The Scottish Government  in conjunction with the BDA (Scotland) has just announced a forthcoming survey of Dental Nurses. The survey announcement was made in the PCA (D) (2019)6 . Practitioner Services will be emailing a link to the survey to all designated dentists  and the survey will close on the 5th May.      

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Revised Scottish Dental Access Initiative

This letter advises of the latest revisions to the Scottish Dental Access Initiative (SDAI)  which will take effect from the 1st April 2019 . It outlines the designated areas of Scotland where financial assistance will be available to expand or purchase existing NHS dental practices. Download a copy of the Letter PCA(D) (2019)5    …

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Oral Health Improvement Plan – Feb 2019

An update for dentists and dental bodies corporate (DBCs) about progress with the  Oral Health Implementation Programme to February 2019 is now available in PCA(D)(2019)(3). Download a copy of PCA(D)(2019(3) Highlighted in the memorandum is a forthcoming blog  and the Chief Dental Officers twitter account   @CDO_Scotland.  An overview of the phasing of implementation is…

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Oral Health Community Challenge Fund Launched

The Scottish Goverment has launched its  Oral Health Community Challenge Fund  announced in the Oral Health Improvement Plan. The fund is a £2.5 million grant scheme to help improve the oral health of people living in areas of multiple deprivation. Third sector organisations can apply for grants between £7,000 and £30,000 a year to set…

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Scotland’s Oral Health Plan – Analysis of responses published

This document provides an  analysis of responses from last years consultation document on the Future of Oral Health. As part of the consultation  564 dental professionals attended a series of roadshows events across Scotland. In all 427 responses were received. In addition a series of focus group with the public were conducted by the Scottish Health Council.…

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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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Oral health consultation closes on 8th December

The Scottish Governments consultation on the future of oral health closes a week from today on the  8th December.  The consultation document focuses on important area that need to be addressed and the consultation exercise will help to shape the oral health care and NHS dental services in Scotland for the next generation. A series of…

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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…