infection prevention

The Scottish Government

Remobilisation of NHS Dental Services: Phase 4

Update 24th November: an updated version of the Standard Operating Procedures for Dental Teams was released. As previously indicated NHS dental services will be moving to phase 4 of the NHS Dental Remobilisation Plan from the 1st of November. From that date NHS dental contractors will be able to provide the full range of NHS…

COVID-19: infection prevention and control dental appendix

A new dental appendix to the recently published UK COVID-19: Guidance for the remobilisation of services within health and care settings is now available. The new guidance document can be viewed here The dental guidance seeks to ensure a consistent and resilient UK wide approach, though some differences in operational details and organisational responsibilities may…

Infection Prevention and Control in Urgent Dental Care Settings during the period of COVID-19

Health Protection Scotland have released a new document that outlines infection prevention and control advice for dentists and the dental team involved in the provision of urgent dental care for patients during the COVID-19 period. The document is based on PHE/ HPS guidance. The Dental Deans of the Royal Colleges, FGDP UK and representatives of…

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National Infection Prevention and Control Manual

The National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM) is  available via the  National Services Scotland (NSS) website.  The document was first published in 2012 by the Chief Nursing Officer and provides guidance on infection prevention and control procedures. The  Practice Support Manual  from the Scottish Dental clinical Effectiveness Programe  has links to NIPCM  document  from…