21st January 2021 GG&C LDC Update

LDC Elections; Covid Vaccine 2nd Doses; Quality Improvement LDC (GP Sub) ELECTIONS The annual LDC election process has officially commenced Officially, the election is for seats on the ‘GP Sub Committee of the Greater Glasgow an Clyde Area Dental Committee’… however, election to GPSub automatically confers a seat on the GG&C Local Dental Committee. Please give serious consideration to standing for…

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6th January 2021 GG&C LDC Update

Level 4 Restrictions; Key Worker Status; Covid Vaccinations; LDC Elections INCREASED LEVEL 4 RESTRICTIONS On 5th January the First Minister increased the level 4 restrictions in an effort to curb the rapid spread of the new coronavirus variant. In response to this, the Chief Dental Officer wrote to dental practitioners  to clarify what this means in terms of…

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14th December LDC Update

Covid Vaccine; Flu Vaccines; Testing Priority; PPE; NHS24; £500 Bonus PRIORITY COVID-19 TESTING FOR DENTAL TEAMS Any GG&C dental team members who develop covid-19 symptoms can now book a priority covid test. This also applies to members of their own household. Applications for a test can be made here. COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR DENTAL TEAMS GG&C OHD have not…

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2nd November GG&C LDC Update

Phase 4; SDR 148; New National SOP PHASE 4 ANNOUNCEMENTS A PCA was sent out on 26th October which sets out the arrangements for the advancement to Phase 4 of the CDO’s remobilisation plan. This is a lengthy document that covers a great many bases. It is recommended that GDPs read it in its entirety before reading the following summary. Phase…

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13th October GG&C LDC Update

Phase 3c; Referral Criteria; Contact Tracing PHASE 3C By now most of you will have had time to digest the implications of the 12th October CDO letter. The letter essentially introduces another intermediary remobilisation phase. This has quickly come to be known (unofficially) as Phase 3c. What we know: The full range of NHS dental treatments will be made available from November…

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5th October GG&C LDC Update

FGDP Guidance; Booking AGPs at UDCCs; Flu Vaccines FGDP GUIDCANCE By now most of you will be aware that SDCEP unveiled ‘Mitigation of Aerosol Generating Procedures – a Rapid Review‘ on 25th September. Although this did not represent guidance, it did give some direction as to where we are heading. More recently, on Friday 2nd October, the…

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16th September GG&C LDC Update

September Weekend; Referring into UDCCs; Finishing RCTs; Vaccination Programme SEPTEMBER WEEKEND COVER Today’s Chief of Dentistry Update confirms that NHS 24 will be covering Monday 28th September and there will be an emergency dental service up and running. If practices choose to be closed, please remember to change answering machine instructions for patients to call 111 for emergency dental…

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2nd September GG&C LDC Update

Local Lockdown; FFP3 Masks; VT; Flu Vaccinations LOCAL LOCKDOWN On Tuesday 1st September the First Minister announced a ‘local lockdown‘ in Glasgow City, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire. This began at midnight and is to last 2 weeks (with weekly reviews) The temporary restrictions are summarised in a recent GG&C core brief. Assuming the precedent set in…

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10th August GG&C LDC Update

Fallow Time; SDR 147; PPE for AGPs; Contact Tracing PHASE 3b A PCA Memorandum was sent out on Friday 7th August setting out how we will be able to deliver NHS AGPs (for those practices that are willing and able) during what is commonly being described as ‘Phase 3b’. From 17th August 2020 NHS AGPs may be provided in…

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