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 three months. There will be extensive consultation, with 11 roadshows around Scotland between 3rd October and 17th November and a series of meetings with stakeholders. All GDPs are encouraged to attend these roadshows as it will affect how NHS dentistry is delivered over the coming years.

It is the view of this LDC that the introduction of a properly funded COMPREHENSIVE ORAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT, with a focus on diagnosis, prevention, the detection of oral cancer and the oral signs of systemic disease – is the way we should be reshaping the delivery of modern dental care.

Click on the link below to find out more about the consultation:-

https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/dentistry-division/oral-health-plan
 
 
ROADSHOW DATES

The roadshow events will be held in various towns and cities across Scotland during October and November 2016:
 

Monday 3rd October 2016

The Apex Quay, 1 West, Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3JP

7.00pm-9.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 6.15pm.
 
 
Thursday 6th October 2016

The Hetland Hall Hotel, Carrutherstown, Mouswald, Dumfries, DG1 4JX

7.00pm-9.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 6.15pm.
 
 
Monday 10th October 2016

Stirling Highland Hotel, Spittal Street, Stirling, FK8 1DU

7.00pm-9.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 6.15pm.
 
 
Tuesday 11th October 2016

The Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

Session 1: 2.00-4.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 1.30pm.

Session 2: 7.00pm-9.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 6.15pm.
 
 
Wednesday 19th October 2016

Golden Jubilee Conference Centre, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, G81 4SA

Session 1: 2.00-4.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 1.30pm.

Session 2: 7.00pm-9.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 6.15pm.
 
 
Thursday 27th October 2016

The Chester Hotel, 59-63 Queen’s Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4YP

7.00pm-9.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 6.15pm.
 
 
Friday 28th October 2016

The Mercure Hotel, Church Street, Inverness, IV1 1DX

7.00pm-9.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 6.15pm.
 
 
Monday 7th November 2016

The Vine Conference Centre, 131 Garvock Hill, Dunfermline, KY11 4JU

7.00pm-9.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 6.15pm.
 
 
Tuesday 8th November 2016

Golden Jubilee Conference Centre, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, G81 4SA

7.00pm-9.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 6.15pm.
 
 
Monday 14th November 2016

The Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

7.00pm-9.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 6.15pm.
 
 
Thursday 17th November 2016

Hamilton Racecourse, Bothwell Road, Hamilton, ML3 ODW

7.00pm-9.00pm. Registration & hospitality available from 6.15pm.
 
 
You can book a place at a session at the following link:
https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/dentistry-division/oral-health-plan
 
 
There are around 80-100 places available for each session, so we encourage you to book early. Two events have been made available in Edinburgh and Glasgow to accommodate potential demand for places.

You should also note that the sessions (events) are free to attend. These events will attract 2 hours verifiable CPD but are not eligible for CPD Allowance.

The Scottish Government will publish the analysis of the consultation responses in the Spring of 2017. A Dental Action Plan will be published in 2017/18.

Glasgow Outline