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Mental Health & Wellbeing Resources for Independent Dental Practitioners and their Teams – BDA Scotland and Scottish Government

Scotland’s Mental Health Strategy takes a health promoting and preventative approach, with a guiding ambition to prevent and treat mental health problems with the same commitment, passion and drive as we do with physical health problems. We are acutely aware of the growing impact the Coronavirus pandemic is having on our professional and personal lives. […]

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CDO(2021)2 Determination V changes

I would like to update you on some forthcoming changes to Determination V (maternity, paternity, and adoptive leave payments) and VI (long term sickness payments) of the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR). CDO(2021)2

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Scottish Government to address maternity pay shortfall

We’ve been in discussion with the Scottish Government following concerns from pregnant dentists that they are being financially disadvantaged. This is because the “test period” for calculating maternity payments is now increasingly based on the COVID support payments (80% of pre-pandemic gross Item of Service). This means that such dentists are receiving lower payments than […]

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Primary care activity

As you are aware Scottish Government have said that continued financial support, at the current level, to practices will be predicated by their delivering around 20% of prior clinical activity. The measure that is to be used to define that activity level has yet to be finalized, but it will inevitably include elements of submissions […]

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PECOS – MASK ORDERS

We are transitioning to a replacement for the 3M 1863+ mask. The new mask (3M 9330+) is a direct equivalent to the 3M 1863+ and therefore, if you have been face fitted for the 1863+ mask, you can use the 9330+ model. Due to this transition your order from the last 4 week cycle may […]

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Reusable FFP3 masks (aka “Stealth Masks)

As you are aware reusable FFP3 masks are not supported by the NHS Lothian RPE team. However I am also conscious that a number of practices are using these masks as a routine for patient care. Please read the update: (more…)

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SARS CoV2 vaccination

Is the virus responsible for the clinical condition known as COVID19 resulting in the pandemic we are all experiencing. As you will all be aware 3 vaccines against this virus have now been approved for use in the UK and as front line health care workers dentists and their teams are eligible for vaccination in […]

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CDO(2021)1

Happy New Year and I hope that you and your teams managed to have a good festive break. Further to my letter of 23 December regarding the Level 4 COVID restrictions introduced in mainland Scotland from Boxing Day; I would like to clarify the position for dental practices following the further restrictions announced by the […]

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