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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22nd March 2021 GG&C LDC Update

FFP3 Expiry; Election Results, LDC Conference, Emergency Drugs Kits, AstraZeneca Assurances  URGENT ACTION REQUIRED: 3M 1863 MASKS WILL EXPIRE 31ST MARCH The  3M 1863 masks were discontinued last year and the revalidated supplies that were provided to dental practices will expire on MARCH 31st 2021. You must dispose of any unused stock after this date (as domestic waste). The 3M 1863+…

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5th March 2021 GG&C LDC Update

Lateral Flow Device Tests; Mop-up Clinics; FFP3 Mask Fits; Setting up ECS; Private Dental Plans LATERAL FLOW DEVICE TESTING NSS have now distributed lateral flow device test kits to practices across Scotland. A lateral flow device test is a rapid antigen test that allows staff to regularly test themselves for COVID-19 and get results in a very…

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22nd February 2021 GG&C LDC Update

Additional Funding; Clinical Waste; Emergency Care Summaries; Vaccinator Programme; LDC Elections COVID FUNDING FOR PRACTICES IN GG&C An underspend was identified in last year’s GDS prescribing budget and the OHD have agreed to disseminate these funds to practices to cover some of the costs of making premises covid secure. Fully NHS committed practices (assessed in…

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8th February 2021 GG&C LDC Update

£500 Bonus Payments; Vaccinator Programme; LDC Elections SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT £500 BONUS A PCA was released today detailing the process by which independent contractors (and their employees) should claim the £500 NHS grant (or pro-rated amount). Practitioner services released an FAQ document  giving more specific detail for dental practices. The deadline for claims is 21st Feb 2021 One person at every…

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