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Combined Practice inspections

Please find attached a letter from the Director of Dentistry regarding the restart of Dental Practice Inspections with effect from 1 September 2021. Practices will be given approx. 8 weeks notice in advance of their inspection. Those practices who are are due September, October and November have already received notification that they are the first […]

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DoD letter 23 July 2021

Dear colleague, I am very aware of the pressure that you are all coming under from patients anxious to receive routine care and increasingly expecting to be able to do so. I append a letter from me to any / all of your NHS patients trying to calm expectations at this stage of the pandemic […]

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PCA(D)(2021)3 – VENTILATION ALLOWANCE PAYMENT

Dear Dental Practitioners I refer to the recent Memorandum to NHS Circular PCA(D)(2021)3 Funding Support for Ventilation Equipment in General Dental Practice. In line with that document practices can now make a claim for any associated costs of ventilating their surgeries. The following is attached: Memorandum to NHS Circular PCA(D)(2021)3 guidance from The Scottish Government. […]

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OUT OF HOURS URGENT DENTAL CARE SERVICES IN LOTHIAN

We appreciate that the last 18 months or so have not been easy for anybody, and in particular for all of us in the world of Dentistry. We know that you are all working hard to support the care needs of your patients and that your activity is necessarily reduced because of the current IPC requirements. […]

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Helping us to help you re COVID in the dental setting

Message sent to dental practices in Lothian Please ensure that all relevant staff are aware of this message Sent on behalf of Dental Public Health Dear all, We hope you and your families and dental team are keeping safe as the world opens up and case numbers continue to rise. You will probably be aware […]

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CDO(2021)8

I would like to update you on some forthcoming actions in relation to infection prevention and control guidance and some recent and potential changes. (more…)

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CDO(2021)6

Dear colleague, Recently the dental sub-group of the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG-D) made a recommendation to me on two issues (more…)

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