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Queens Jubilee

Just an update from the Out of Hours Team. Following a recent decision by the Scottish Government, in honour of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Friday 3 June 2022 will now be treated as a Public Holiday for all NHS Scotland staff. Chalmers will cover this day via the NHS 24 on 111 for […]

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Remote Prescribing

As you will all be aware one of the processes we used extensively during the pandemic was remote prescribing of antibiotics and analgesics for patients after a telephone consultation. This was supported by all pharmacies to help to minimize footfall in health care settings. Whilst the NHSL community pharmacy team continue to support this pattern […]

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DoD update 8th March 2022 Funding

Government Infrastructure funding I am writing subsequent to the recent PCA to remind you once again about the opportunity for Scottish Government grants that were made available to support the installation of ventilation and the purchase of speed increasing (red ring) handpieces. This funding is available to cover expenditure until the end of June this […]

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BDA press release on SG PCA

To SDPC (cc. other Scottish committees) We have just published a press release to respond to the PCA that the Scottish Government issued on Monday: Press releases Dentists: Higher examination fees will do little to address the backlog of unmet patient care (bda.org) It will be on our social media platforms soon. Please feel free […]

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Message from Chief Dental Officer

Dear Colleagues Please find enclosed letter containing information on a range of topics including the revised dental SOP. Can I take this opportunity to thank you and your teams for your work delivering care to your patients and supporting NHS dental services more widely, it is appreciated. As I wrote a similar message this time […]

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SCI Gateway / Windows 11 Compatibility

It has come to our attention that some sites have upgraded their PCs to Windows 11. At present, NSS has not tested SCI Gateway using Windows 11 and as such advise that users DO NOT upgrade their PCs to Windows 11 at this time. Please share this communication with any relevant team within your Health […]

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Self-isolation policy for healthcare staff update

Please see below the NHS Scotland covid self-isolation policy for healthcare staff with immediate update following the First Minister’s statement on Friday: Isolation Policy You will be aware that the existing self-isolation policy for health staff who are household or passing contacts of covid-19 positive cases, exempts them from the requirement to self-isolate for 10 […]

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BDA Scotland survey of GDPs’ views of SG plans

The BDA have just issued a survey to gather the views of GDPs on the letter the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care issued to dental teams last week about SG’s plans to reintroduce an (amended) SDR and end Covid support payments early next year: (more…)

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Supply problem with Emergency Dental Boxes

As you are aware over the past 6 months there have been problems with the supply of emergency dental kits from ourselves. This has been due to lack of availability of Midazolam Oromucosal Solution and when available, only has a short shelf life. (more…)

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