BDA Elections Open for Committees including SDPC

Dear LDC Secretaires, Nominations have now opened for the triennium elections to BDA committees https://www.bda.org/news-centre/latest-news-articles/Pages/Nominations-for-BDA-elections-are-now-open.aspx. Nominations will close at midday on Monday 25 October. If you have any queries, please contact elections@bda.org. If you could please pass this information onto your members. Kind regards, Kirsten

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Child Protection contact numbers

Local Contact Numbers Edinburgh City of Edinburgh Council
 Children & Families Social Care Direct: 0131 200 2327 or 2324
 Emergency Social Work Service: 0800 731 6969 
Website: www.edinburgh.gov.uk (Link: Social Care)

 Police
Force Communications Centre: 0131 311 3131
 Lothian and Borders Police website: www.lbp.police.uk Midlothian Midlothian Council 0131 270 7500
 Social Work
Children & Families: 0131 271 […]

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SCOTTISH DENTAL PRACTICE COMMITTEE 15 SEPTEMBER 2021 REPORT

The Scottish Dental Practice Committee (SDPC) held a meeting by videoconference on Wednesday 15 September 2021, to discuss the latest Covid-19 developments. This report provides a contemporary record of that meeting, but as this is a fast-moving situation, its content is likely to become rapidly out of date. The BDA provides live updates at https://www.bda.org/coronavirus […]

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Self-isolation exemption for healthcare workers

Self-isolation exemption for healthcare workers Discussions in Scotland have taken place following the UK Government’s announcement that vaccinated Health & Social Care staff could be exempted from self-isolation. Scottish Government has issued a letter to NHS Boards; ​these arrangements are decided on a case by case subject to risk assessment and the service being in […]

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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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