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 Programme in Primary Care (SPSP-PC), who are exploring improvement with healthcare professionals working within Dentistry in Primary Care. The aim of the questionnaire is to identify the areas of greatest […]

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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, those clinics not carrying out any NHS care. This includes any entirely private dental clinic, whether owned by a dentist or dental care professional. Practices delivering NHS care are currently […]

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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 of the think tank Reform Scotland, Ben Thomson has called for a sugar tax to pay for a proposed 2p cut in income tax in Scotland, reckoning such a tax […]

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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 criticised the consultation, pointing out that they defeated the GDC in the High Court last year. The action concerned a flawed fees consultation which led to the current rates being raised […]

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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 the following public holidays in 2015: Christmas Day – Friday 25 December Boxing Day – Monday 28 December 2016: New Year’s Day – Friday 1 January Recovery Day – Monday […]

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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 may, for example, need assessment for domiciliary care – if they are not registered or their dentist is not able to provide domiciliary care. The Dental Helpline Number is:  0141 […]

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