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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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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Oral Health Assessment and the OHIP… Respond Now!

SDCEP are reviewing their guidance on ‘Oral Health Assessment’ (the all-singing-all-dancing super-checkup some of you may remember from a pilot run a few years ago) and they are looking for GDP participation in a survey. This matters to GDPs because it will directly inform the development of the next phase of the OHIP, changing the […]

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Temporary Clinical Waste Service Update

A contingency arrangement has been implemented by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for this service. Rentokil Initial UK has been appointed as the interim provider until the new National Contract is in place in Spring 2019. Rentokil commenced this service on Monday 10th December 2018 and are currently providing a reactive service.  Details of urgent […]

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PSD Arrears Update

From Nicola Kaya, BDA: Martin Morrison has informed me this morning that in November there are two items under the SDR that PSD must action: Fees to be paid following the pay increase Actioned Nov paid Dec schedules should account for the pay arrears from Apr-Oct 2018 Not completed Martin has said that PSD made […]

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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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