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The Scottish Government

Quality Improvement Activity for General Dental Practitioners 2019-22

A new memorandum [PCA(D)(2019)10] outlining the arrangements for the quality improvement (QI) activities undertaken by dentists for the forthcoming 3-year cycle 2019/22 is now available. Dentists are required to undertake quality improvement activities as a terms of service requirement, as described in paragraph 40 of Schedule 1 to the NHS (General Dental Services) Scotland Regulations…

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.…

The Scottish Government

New- Scottish Oral Health Improvement Plan

The Scottish Government’s new Oral Health Improvement Plan  is launched today and sets out a new preventive system of care to assess patients based on risk, and address the link between deprivation and ill-health. It will see the introduction of personalised care plans which focus on lifestyle choices, for example diet, alcohol and smoking, and…

The Scottish Government

Practice premises revaluation exercise -1st April 2018

The Scottish Government has today issued a memorandum advising of an exercise to update practice valuations for reimbursement of practice rental costs under Determination XV of the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR). For the last revaluation exercise in 2015 all practice premises were individually inspected. This time the current market rent is determined by the…

The Scottish Government

Future of Oral Health – Consultation Roadshows

The consultation on the future of oral health services in Scotland is set to run until 8th December. Roadshows are being held during October and November to ensure that dental professionals are informed about the drivers for change and the strategic priorities. Each event will follow a similar format, with a main presentation, and a…

The Scottish Government

Consultation on the future of oral health

Today the Scottish Government launches its consultation document on the future of oral health. Over the past decade the landscape of NHS dentistry and oral health in Scotland has changed significantly for the better and the Government recognises the importance of building on this success. The consultation document focuses on important area that need to…

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

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…

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…