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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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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