News & Information

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:…

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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,…

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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…

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Are you paying too much tax?

Many of you will be aware that in Scotland we pay higher rates of tax than the rest of the UK, but there is a…

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Oral Health Improvement Plan: Update

The Scottish Government Oral Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) was launched on 24th January 2018, following a period of consultation from September 2016. The main themes…

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GP Sub and LDC Elections 2018

GP Sub Committee (and Local Dental Committee) Elections 2018 All dentists with a Greater Glasgow and Clyde list number should now have received nomination papers…

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New Ionising Radiation Regulations IRR17 and IRMER18

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED All dental practices working with Ionising Radiation must ‘apply to register’ with HSE by 5th February 2015. You must apply whether or…

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New NHS Complaints Procedures for Dental Practices

Following on from the introduction of the Patient Rights Act (Scotland) 2011, changes are being introduced to procedures dealing with NHS complaints in Scotland, which…

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Financial Sustainability of NHS Dentistry Under Threat

The British Dental Association today highlighted a 35% collapse in earnings which is undermining the future of NHS dentistry. It is described as the biggest…

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Scottish Government Consultation on the Future of Oral Health

The Government will be launching a consultation on the review of NHS general dental services on the 15th of September 2016, for a period of…

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GDC slammed by the Professional Standards Authority

A highly critical 306 page report by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) into the performance of the General Dental Council (GDC) was published today. The…

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Scottish Patient Safety Programme: Dentistry in Primary Care Consultation

Greater Glasgow and Clyde LDC would like to encourage GDPs and their staff to participate in a survey being undertaken by the Scottish Patient Safety…

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Regulation of private dental clinics

Regulation of Private Dental Clinics in Scotland: From April 2016 Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) will start regulating all independent clinics in Scotland – that is,…

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Sugar Tax Debate

A high profile reformer has called on the Scottish Government to implement a Sugar Tax to fund a 2p Income Tax cut. The former chair…

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New GDC Consultation

The General Dental Council has launched a new consultation on the annual retention fee (ARF) suggesting a freeze in the current rates. The BDA has…

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Out of hours emergency cover

Greater Glasgow & Clyde Out-of-Hours Emergency Dental Service (GGCEDS) – telephone 111 In addition to evenings’ and weekend cover, GGCEDS will provide emergency care on…

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Dental Helpline for patients

There is a Dental Helpline for patients looking for advice. The Oral Health Directorate have asked us to pass this number on to patients who…

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