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BREXIT

2nd February 2021

Following the United Kingdoms’ withdrawal from the European Union. EU legislation which applied to the UK as of 31 December 2020, now forms part of UK domestic legislation.  Changes to some of these pieces of legislations may affect dental practices, → read the full article

NHS Scotland Email Addresses Switchover  

25th November 2020

NHS Scotland email addresses switchover   NHS Scotland email addresses are in the process of switching over to a new domain: nhs.scot This change affects all personnel involved in the delivery of dental care in Scotland who use a nhs email address. → read the full article

COVID-19

19th March 2020

The Chief Dental Office has issued a letter and guidance detailing contingency measures that have been put in place to preserve the integrity of GDS as a result of substantial disruption to service provision due to the escalation of the → read the full article

Updated resources for Radiation Protection now available

20th December 2019

The PSM’s Radiation Protection topic information, advice and templates, and other related resources have been fully updated in line with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR) and Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2017 (IR(ME)R). Regulatory changes include: the need, since → read the full article

Updated information on the Model Publication Scheme

17th April 2019

The Adopting and Maintaining a Publication Scheme section within the Practice Support Manual’s Ethical Practice Topic has been updated to reflect changes to the Scottish Information Commissioner’s Model Publication Scheme (MPS) and to other legislation. This section now includes links → read the full article

Duty of Candour

15th April 2019

A new sub-topic on Duty of Candour has been added to Communication.  This outlines requirements for a duty of candour procedure and for monitoring, reporting and learning from duty of candour incidents.  Various external resources including an e-Learning module recommended → read the full article