11th January 2022 LDC Update

NEW ISOLATION AND RETURN TO WORK GUIDANCE From 6th January 2022, Scottish Government altered the guidance for self-isolation as detailed in this policy document. GG&C HB have produced a summary guide to isolation and returning to work. They have also provided a useful checklist to complete when practices are considering a team member’s return to work. GG&C RAG STATUS Staff shortages due to omicron…

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8th December 2021 LDC Update

 UPDATED IPC GUIDANCE The CDO wrote to dental practices on 7th December 2021 confirming that primary care dentistry will adopt the Scottish ARHAI guidance on Infection Prevention and Control. This essentially means there is little practical change to how AGPs are approached in General Dental Practice. This is because this Scotland specific guidance requires a negative PCR test within 48 hours of an AGP to…

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GG&C LDC Political Update

We as the Local Dental Committee (LDC) link closely with the Scottish Dental Practice Committee (SDPC). Some of our LDC committee members are also elected national representatives. SDPC recently met with the Chief Dental Officer (CDO) and Scottish Government (SG) and have relayed worrying news back to the LDC. It is our understanding that Scottish Government…

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11th October 2021 GG&C LDC Update

COP 26 Glasgow SEC will be hosting the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (Conference of Parties 26) between 31st October and 12th November. Delegations from over 200 countries will be in attendance, including 120 heads of state and the Queen. Various climate activists such as David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg will also be in attendance. Some 25,000 visitors are expected in the…

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10th August LDC Update

Beyond Level 0; Ventilation Funding; Referring via SCI gateway https://us11.campaign-archive.com/?u=50f203081c71103d54bcd433e&id=bdaee94679

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24th June 2021 GG&C LDC Update

Mop-up Vaccine Clinics; SDCEP Antibiotic Guidance; Free NHS dentistry for young adults; Ventilation funding; Mat/Sick Pay Changes VACCINATIONS FOR DENTAL TEAM MEMBERS All dental practice staff should now have had the opportunity to receive both doses of a covid vaccine New or returning staff As the community vaccination programme nears completion GG&C are no longer running…

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7th June 2021 GG&C LDC Update

Free NHS Dentistry; PPE increase and extension; Conference Webinar; LFDT Reporting MINISTERS AND MANIFESTO PLEDGES Nicola Sturgeon pledged, going into the Scottish Parliamentary election, that ‘‘… over the course of the next parliament, if the SNP is re-elected, [they] will abolish all NHS dentistry charges.’ The SNP have said the additional costs, estimated to be around £75 million…

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7th May 2021 GG&C LDC Update

CoD Update; Activity Measurement; PECOS Deadline CHIEF OF DENTISTRY COMMUNICATIONS Yesterday we received the anniversary edition of the covid-19 Chief of Dentistry update. The update includes a series of reflections from colleagues across dental services in GG&C. We also received a letter relating to NHS dental care in GG&C. The letter reminds practices: All items of service…

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7th April 2021 GG&C LDC Update

£500 NHS Bonus; PECOS Ordering; Whistleblowing  £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…

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