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Still time to have your say about the Dental Practice Inspection checklists

In January/February 2016, the Practice Inspection Working Group will be reviewing and updating (if required) the content of the Combined Practice Inspection (CPI) and Sedation Practice Inspection (SPI) Checklists. To help inform the review and updating process, the Working Group invites you to feedback your views on, or experiences of, the CPI and/or the SPI…

The Scottish Government

Changes to entitlement for free dental treatment

This memorandum advises of the introduction of take-home pay thresholds implemented from 1st November 2015 for claimants on Universal Credit to be entitled to free NHS dental treatment and GOS vouchers to help towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses. Download a copy of the Memo

Latest results from National Dental Inspection Programme

Today has seen the publication  of the latest results from the National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP) . This years report focuses on Primary 7 (P7) pupils. The report shows that 75% of P7 pupils have no obvious experience of  tooth decay in 2015. This is a large improvement since 2005 when just 53%  had no obvious decay.  Across…

The Scottish Government

Strategic vision for E-Dentistry

This letter outlines the Scottish Government’s  ‘Vision for  e- Dentistry’.  Phase 1  will include a range oc complimentary ‘buisness efficiency measures’  timed to coincide with the EDI replacement project: All NHS communication to and from the practice by NHS email; Clarity over end date for paper GP17 forms; Agreed standards for sending digital images; Changes…

The Scottish Government

Statement of Dental Remuneration – 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% and…

Practice Inspections – Have Your Say

In January/February 2016, the Practice Inspection Working Group will be reviewing and updating (if required) the content of the Combined Practice Inspection (CPI) and Sedation Practice Inspection (SPI) Checklists. To help inform the review and updating process, the Working Group invites you to feedback your views on, or experiences of, the CPI and/or the SPI…

The Scottish Government

Scottish Dental Access Initative – revised Nov 2015

This letter provides advice on a further revision of the Scottish Dental Access Initative (SDAI) which will take effect on the 1st November 2015. SDAI  funding will now only be available in a small number of locations Eyemouth within NHS Borders Newton Stewart NHS  Dumfries and Galloway Culloden,Isle of Skye, Rothesay and Islay within NHS…

Regulation of private dental clinics

As from  April 2016 Health Care Improvement Scotland (HIS)  will start regulating  all independent clinics in Scotland . This includes any entirely private dental clinic whether owned by a dentist or dental care professional. To receive regular information about the next steps please complete the contact form on the HIS website.  The HIS website also…

Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs – New guidance from SDCEP

A new guidance document  from  The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) on the Management of Dental Patients Taking Anticoagulants or Antiplatelet Drugs  has been launched. The guidance aims to provide clear and practical advice to enable the dental team to manage and treat this patient group. It  presents advice to inform the assessment of…

Dentistry in Primary Care Collaborative announced

Healthcare Improvement Scotland  has announced it will run a pilot improvement collaborative in dentistry in primary care settings. This is an exciting opportunity for dentistry teams to take part in a ground-breaking project to test interventions and tools as part of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme in Primary Care. The successful NHS boards will receive…

Scottish Health Awards 2015 – Dentist Award

The Scottish Health Awards are now an established part of the Scottish Calendar. In addition to the usual award categories this year there is a new Dentist award for an individual dentist providing NHS dental care for people in Scotland. You are invited to nominate an individual dentist who is providing NHS dental care for…

National Clinical Lead for SPSP – Dentist

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is advertising a  two sessions per week post  for dentist be a National lead for  the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP). The Scottish Patient Safety Programme in Dentistry will seek to improve the delivery of care throughout the patient’s journey by providing a targeted, world leading, evidence based range of tools, techniques…

New Scottishdental website

The  Scottishdental website has been updated and is now hosted on a more responsive design to provide an optimal viewing performance on multiple platforms including desktops PCs, tablets and mobile phones. In moving to the new site we have reviewed  streamlined some of the information on the site and improved the search facilities. If you can’t…

Orthodontic Needs Assessment report published.

At a successful meeting held at Stirling University and  attended by over 50 delegates  The Scottish Dental Needs Assessment Programme (SDNAP)- Orthodontic Report was formally launched. The report was compiled by a working group consisting of:- Mrs Jennifer Rodgers (Chair) – Consultant in Dental Public Health, NHS Forth Valley Mrs Praveena Symeonoglou SDNAP Researcher based…

Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme – website updated

Today see the launch of  a major update to the websites of the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) and it partnership organisations:- Translation Research in a Dental Setting (TRiaDS)   and Scottish Dental Practice Based Research Network The new responsive designs should provide a better viewing experience for those using tablets and smart phones to…

Orthodontic Needs Assessment Report Launch

The Scottish Dental Needs Assessment Programme (SDNAP) -Orthodontic Report will be launched at a  meeting on:- Wednesday April 29th  2015, 9.00 am  to 13.30 pm Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Stirling Who is the event for? Consultants in Orthodontics, Orthodontic Specialist Practitioners, General Dental Practitioners and Oral health professionals from local health boards Strategic…

The Scottish Government

Emergency Drugs and Equipment in Primary Dental Care

The National Dental Advisory Committee (NDAC) has published a revised document on Emergency Drugs and Equipment in Primary Dental Care. The Document updates the 1999 publication Emergency Dental Drugs and was developed by a short-life working group commissioned to update the document following recent changes in practice and guidance. Download a copy of the document…