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Undergraduate Patient Recruitment

The University of Glasgow Dental School is currently recruiting patients for free NHS dental treatment by BDS students. Motivated patients in need of routine dentistry, with time to attend appointments, are required. Currently we are looking for patients suitable for routine dental treatment by BDS 3 students. Simple cases requiring caries and periodontal management, extractions, […]

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Clinical Waste Update

CLINICAL WAST UPLIFT SERVICE UPDATE FOR INDEPENDENT SITES   A contingency arrangement has been implemented for the above Service and Rentokil Initial UK have been appointed as the interim provider until the new National Contract is in place in Spring 2019. Rentokil commenced the service on Monday 10thDecember 2018 and are currently providing a reactive […]

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Are you paying too much tax?

Many of you will be aware that in Scotland we pay higher rates of tax than the rest of the UK, but there is a little stealth tax appearing on the horizon which everyone needs to be aware of. On your NHS schedule of payments you will see your superannuation contributions ( shown on account […]

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Oral Health Improvement Plan: Update

The Scottish Government Oral Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) was launched on 24th January 2018, following a period of consultation from September 2016. The main themes are: 1. Prevention; 2. Addressing oral health inequalities; 3. Meeting the needs of an ageing population; 4. Expanding the range of services in GDS; 5. Improving patient information; 6. Quality; 7. Workforce; It is envisaged that working […]

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GP Sub and LDC Elections 2018

GP Sub Committee (and Local Dental Committee) Elections 2018 All dentists with a Greater Glasgow and Clyde list number should now have received nomination papers for the ‘GP Sub-Committee (GPSC or GP Sub) of the Area Dental Committee’ and ‘Local Dental Committee (LDC)’ election. It details those representatives coming to the end of their three-year […]

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New Ionising Radiation Regulations IRR17 and IRMER18

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED All dental practices working with Ionising Radiation must ‘apply to register’ with HSE by 5th February 2015. You must apply whether or not you have informed HSE of your status prior to 1st January 2018 Dental Practices are only required to complete the ‘Registration’ section as they are considered ‘intermediate risk’ (Notification […]

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