14th April Covid-19 Update

HPS Guidance Urgent Dental Care; CDO Volunteer Request; BDA Guidance Please find below a summary of today’s Covid-19 news relevant to GDPs in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Today’s GG&C Chief of Dentistry update is available here. HPS GUIDANCE URGENT DENTAL CARE Health Protection Scotland have produced detailed guidance on ‘Infection Prevention and Control in Urgent Dental…

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9th April Covid-19 Update

CDO Letter Mixing Financial Support; Easter Monday Pharmacies; GDC Update Please find below a summary of today’s Covid-19 news relevant to GDPs in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. If you are not receiving these by email then you can subscribe here. CDO LETTER You will likely have received a copy of a PCA from the Scottish Chief…

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8th April Covid-19 Update

Easter Pharmacy; PPE in PDS Hubs; BDA Financial Support Summary Please find below a summary of today’s Covid-19 news relevant to GDPs in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. If you are not receiving these by email then you can subscribe here. PHARMACY COVER AT EASTER The Chief of Dentistry update reiterates that NHS 24 are no longer…

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7th April Covid-19 Update

NHS 24 Easter Cover Cancelled; Indemnity Arrangements for Redeployment Included below is the most recent GG&C Chief of Dentistry Update. The most relevant information is summarised below: DENTAL PRACTICES TO MAINTAIN TRIAGE PROTOCOL ON GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER MONDAY DURING WORKING HOURS NHS 24 will not be in a position to cover calls for registered dental patients on…

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5th April Covid 19 Update

5th April Covid-19 Update (Remote Prescribing Guidance and GG&C Pharmacy List; Updated GG&C Triage Guidance) Most of you will have received the GG&C Chief of Dentistry Update on Friday night, which was accompanied by a number of other documents. The most relevant information is summarised below: PHARMACY – INTERIM ARRANGEMENTS The Interim Arrangements for Dental…

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GG&C Local Guidance COVID-19

GG&C Oral Health Directorate circulated the attached documents to all GG&C generic mailboxes this afternoon (19th March 2020) The first document below is a catch-all response from Tom Ferris in response to the emails and queries that have been flooding his inbox in the wake of the recent PCA releases. Some mild reassurance is given…

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Clarifications from the CDO: Sustainability and Aerosols

There has been a new update from the CDO this evening (18th March 2020) that aims to give the clarifications around the sustainability uplift and the definition of aerosols. The letter is attached below. As feared, the 90% sustainability uplift is not adjusted to take into account the fact the patients are not actually in…

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COVID-19 Update: GDS Financial Support Package

All Scottish NHS GDS providing dentists, please see the attachments below which include a covering letter and urgent memoranda from the Chief Dental Officer released late this evening (17th March 2020). The documents contain some very positive news in terms of financial sustainability for NHS committed dental practices. Further clarifications are being sought, however it…

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Urgent Communications around COVID19

COVID19 and Quality Improvement 1. CHECK YOUR EMAIL REGULARLY IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU REGULARLY CHECK YOUR PRACTICE NHS GENERIC EMAIL ADDRESS AS ALL **OFFICIAL** COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE DIRECTED HERE. Associates and DCPs are not sent this information directly so it is incumbent on the person who has access to these emails to disseminate this…

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