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RCPSG – Top Tips for GDPs – 31st May 2019

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow ( RCPS) is running their  very successful  Top Tips for GDPs Couse again on Friday 31st May 2019. The day will be presented as a series of short presentations, addressing topics of particular relevance to those working in primary care dentistry. These will include tips on…

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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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SDCEP – Oral Health Assessment and Review – Questionnaire

SDCEP (Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme)  is reviewing the evidence underpinning the current Oral Health Assessment and Review guidance. To support the review SDCEP is inviting practitioners to complete a questionnaire regarding your current practice, and beliefs and attitudes towards specific aspects of the Oral Health Assessment and Review guidance. The questionnaire  should take about…

Interested in Research in Primary Dental Care – Survey closing shortly

To help increase involvement in Primary Care Dental Research in Scotland SDPBRN are supporting the National Institute for Health (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Oral and Dental Health Specialty Group. The NIHR CRN Oral and Dental Specialty Group is conducting a survey to: 1.     Identify Dentists and Dental Care Professionals interested in taking part…

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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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Scottish Cancer Referral Guidelines

The updated Scottish Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer are now available . Specific guidelines for Head and Neck Cancer can be found here.   A free app – Cancer Referral Guidelines – can be downloaded using the QR codes now found in the revised Guidelines. Macmillan Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK will be working with their Primary…

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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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Dental Webinars

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is running a series of lunchtime dental webinars. Each webinar provides approximately 1 hour of CPD. This new series is free to members of the college. Non-members can purchase access. Forthcoming Webinars include: – Sports Related Dental Trauma Date: 7th March 2019 Time: 13:00 – 14:00…

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SDCEP Prescribing App updated

The SDCEP ‘Dental Prescribing’ app has been updated following amendments to the latest edition of the British National Formulary (BNF 76) which was published in September 2018. This update includes information on the 2016 amendment to NICE Clinical Guideline 64 ‘Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis’ and the associated SDCEP Implementation Advice which was published in August…

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Are you a Dentist or Dental Care Professional interested in research?

In 2017 the National Institute for Health (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Oral and Dental Health Specialty Group    in collaboration with the Dental Schools Council and Public Health England, launched an initiative to identify unanswered questions relating to oral and dental health research from a patient, public and clinical perspective.  In December 2018, the…

Defibrillators in Independent Dental Practices

The interim Chief Dental Officer has just written out to Dentists and their staff regarding their continuing support for the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) First Responder Scheme. The letter thanks dentists and their support of the scheme and highlights a new memorandum (PCA(D) (2019) 1 which advises of  revised arrangements for the first responder element.…

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SDCEP Conference-18th March 2019

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow is hosting the SDCEP conference on the 18th March 2019. The aim of this day is to provide dentists with an insight into guidance development and implementation, including the latest updates on recent publications producedby the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). The work of the Translation…

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Help with Health Costs – 2018

Public information leaflet providing information on NHS dental charges, Optical Voucher values and help with health costs including Travel costs.

National Dental Inspection Program (NDIP) 2018 Report

The latest  findings of the Detailed Inspection programme of P1 children in school year 2017/18  have now been released by the Information Services Division (ISD). 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. Main points • More than 70…

Have Your Say – Help Shape the Future of Oral and Dental Health Research

James Lind Alliance Oral and Dental Health Priority Setting Partnership Last year the Oral and Dental Health Priority Setting Partnership asked patients, carers and health care professionals and members of the public to tell us what questions they wanted research to answer on oral and dental health to keep people’s mouths, teeth and gums healthy.…

Amendment No. 139 to the Statement of Dental Remuneration SDR

A new amendment to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR)  has now been released Memorandum PCA(D)(2018)12.  The memorandum advises of  increases in the fee scale, prior approval levels, vocational trainee salary and GDP allowance cap. The revised fee scale come into force on the 1st November 2018. The maximum patient charge remains at £384. Amendment…