This paper has been prepared by the Consultants in Dental Public Health and Chief Administrative Dental Officers Group in Scotland as part of the Public Health Reform Programme.
This Memorandum (PCA (D) (2019) 1 advises of revised arrangements for the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) First Responder Scheme Download a copy of (PCA (D) (2019) 1
Letter from the Chief Dental Officer about electronic submission of orthodontic payment claim forms.
The latest changes to the Statement for Dental Remuneration (SDR) are detailed in amendment No. 138. Download a copy of the SDR
Letter from the Chief Dental Officer about practice premises revaluation.
The latest changes to the Statement for Dental Remuneration ( SDR) are detailed in Amendment No 134, which takes effect from 1st April 2017 . Amendment 134 is the full SDR Download a copy of the SDR
Summary of findings from Information Commissioner’s Office research into information governance in dental practices, with recommendations for practice.
The third edition of the popular Drug Prescribing For Dentistry guidance from the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).
This revised Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) comes into affect on the 1st November 2015 Download SDR Amendment No. 130
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 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 practice support manual has been developed to support the organization, management and running of primary care dental practices. It aims to help dental teams keep up to date with legislation and professional regulations, prepare successfully for practice inspection and carry out best practice. The ‘ Practice Support Manual’ (PSM) has been launched as a…
Decontamination into practice is a series of documents that provides advice on various aspects of instrument decontamination in dental practice, including: Introduction to decontamination Cleaning and Sterilization of reusable instruments Management of decontamination in the practice Appendices with related information Supporting Tools are also available to download. The guidance was last updated in October 2014.…
The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) guidance on conscious sedation in dentistry was first published in 2006 . The aim of the guidance is to promote good clinical practice through recommendations for the provision of conscious sedation for dental care that is both safe and effective. An update of the guidance was published in…
This National Dental Advisory Committee (NDAC) document revises requirements for emergency drugs and equipment in primary dental care updating a 1999 publication.
The letter gives an overview of the adoption of procedures and provides guidance on patient identification, pregnancy, dose estimation and useful resources to support good practice in radiological protection. Download a copy
This consultation includes responses from the General Dental Council, British Dental Association and the Medical and Dental Defence Union. Go to the web document
The Records Management: NHS Code of Practice has been published by the Scottish Government eHealth Directorate as a guide to the required standards of practice in the management of records for those who work within or under contract to NHS organisations in Scotland. It is based on current legal requirements and professional best practice.
This letter provides further clarification on the listing of Dental Bodies Corporate and the effect of such listing in different circumstances. This letter and the attached Memorandum replace the guidance provided in paragraph 3 of the Annex to NHS: PCA(D)(2010)4, which was issued to NHS Boards, and paragraphs 29 to 33 and 36 of the…
his Memorandum PCA(D)(2010)1 advises dentists of changes to the continuing care and capitation period which take effect from 1 April 2010.