CDO letter

Reopening dental practices – Latest CDO update

This latest CDO letter provides information on plans to reintroduce dental services on a phased basis over the course of this month. A specific date being confirmed following the next 3-weekly lockdown review point on the 18 June. Practices are advised to:- implement the recommendations of the SDCEP practice recovery toolkit Prepare a single surgery…

The Scottish Government

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    …

The Scottish Government

Applications to the NHS Board Dental List: Mandatory Training Requirement

From 1st April 2016, there was now a mandatory training requirement for dentists applying to join the dental list in Scotland for the first time, those returning to clinical practice within 5 years, and those returning after 5 years or more. Further details are available  are  in PCA2016(D)05 The mandatory training programme training will be…

The Scottish Government

GDS amendment regulations and SDR amendment no. 131

This letter advises NHS Boards, Practitioner Services and NHS Education for Scotland of the introduction of the NHS (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2016. It also advises of an Amendment (Amendment No 131) to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR). Download a copy of the letter

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…

Practice Premises Revaluation Exercise -2014/5

This letter provides information on forthcoming revaluation exercise of dental practices that will take place between 20th October 2014 and 28th February 2015. A professional valuer, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), has been appointed to undertake the valuation of dental premises in Scotland which are either NHS committed or partially committed, irrespective of whether the…