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REMOBILISATION OF NHS DENTAL SERVICES: PHASE 4

This letter advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of the arrangements for phase 4 of the remobilisation of NHS dental services. From 1 November we are moving to phase 4 of the NHS Dental Remobilisation Plan. This means that NHS dental contractors will be able to provide the full range of NHS treatments to all […]

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DoD Covid Update

COVID-19 Update No 21, Content of this update: SDCEP guidance Increasing rates of community infection PPE stock and usage DoD update 24th September

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Use of Masks – NHS Patient AGPs

Please note the guidance below in relation to the use of own masks for NHS AGPs: For practitioners wanting to use their own supply of non-reusable FFP3 masks for AGP treatments on NHS patients: FFP3 masks can be utilised by practices where the practice, as the employer, holds evidence that the masks comply with HSE (Health & Safety Executive) […]

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SDCEP Aerosol generating procedures in dental practice survey ends 24/09/20

Wednesday 23 September Dear Colleague, SDCEP is leading a rapid review of the evidence related to the generation and mitigation of aerosols in dental practice and the associated risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2. To support SDCEP better understand the current provision of aerosol generating procedures and the challenges faced by dentists and dental teams in […]

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Interim process for FFP3 mask and gown reordering

Dear Practitioners Practices who have already had teams of staff successfully face fitted will have had supplies of 50 gowns and 25 masks each per dentist and nurse issued at the centre where the testing took place. National Procurement are working to establish an ordering and delivery system for all dental PPE and we will […]

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Public Holiday Cover 21 September 2020 is not covered by NHS24

Dear Dental Practice, I write to remind you that 21 September 2020 is not covered by NHS24 and therefore your practice will have to make its own arrangements for cover if the practice intends to close on that date. If your practice is closed, you should leave a suitable message on the answering machine for […]

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