7th April 2021 GG&C LDC Update

£500 NHS Bonus; PECOS Ordering; Whistleblowing

  1.  £500 NHS WORKER BONUS NOW PAID
    • The bonus monies were paid into nominated practice accounts on 31st March 2021
      • Practices should now make arrangements to disperse these to all staff who qualified.
      • The designated person should have received a breakdown of the amounts for each individual staff member in an email.
        • Amounts were pro-rata’d at whatever percentage Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) was claimed.
      • Employees and associates should be made aware of how and when this will be paid.
      • The practice is only to act as an intermediary and should not keep any percentage of these monies.
    • PSD FAQs on these payments are available here.
    • Any queries about payments should be collated by the designated person and submitted as one bundle to this email address.
  2. DISPOSAL 3M 1863 MASKS
    • The  3M 1863 revalidated supplies that were provided to dental practices expired on MARCH 31st 2021.
    • You must dispose of any unused stock as domestic waste.
      • The 3M 1863+ masks (note the subtle ‘+’ at the end) are not affected.
  3. ACCESSING YOUR GENERIC INBOX
    • All important emails specific to your practice continue to be delivered to your practice generic inbox
    • Please see this guide to accessing the generic inbox (only designated persons will be able to access this).
    • Practices must check this regularly.
  4. PPE PECOS ORDERING
    • GG&C standard PPE (aprons, gloves, masks, visors) can now only be ordered via PECOS.
    • The next orders MUST BE IN BY NOON 8TH APRIL, if you miss the deadline you will not receive any PPE in the next delivery.
    • A training video, PECOS guidance, and GG&C guidance are available for those who didn’t make the webinar.
    • Every practice will have an allocation based on their pre-COVID activity
      • It is for practices to know what their allocation is and stick to it.
      • It is our understanding that the system is not clever enough to block over-ordering at the basket/check-out stage, corrections are made at the other side.
      • Practices will be able to limit the volume of certain items that take up a lot of space (eg Visors).
    • NSS will send an advance supply of simple PPE to GGC dental practices w/c April 5th to see practices through until the first online delivery w/c April 19th
    • Orders placed and delivered via PECOS will not include enhanced PPE such as FFP3 masks and gowns for time-being; the current arrangement of collection from Stobhill hospital remains in place at this time.
    • PPE Contact Details:
  5. NEW WHISTLEBLOWING PROCEDURES
  6. VACCINATION MOP UP CLINIC
    • The next ‘mop-up’ clinic for Covid Vaccine first doses can be booked via this link
      • This is for first doses only (for those who couldn’t have first doses in Dec/Jan due to covid or pregnancy etc).
      • Team members with allergy issues should not use this link and should instead make themselves known to occupational health.
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