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Quality Improvement

21st March 2019

The Audit and Significant Event Analysis section of the Practice Support Manual has been replaced with a new Quality Improvement Activity section to align with changes in dentists’ Terms of Service in Scotland. Quality Improvement activities enable critical assessment and → read the full article

We’ve updated our privacy policy

23rd May 2018

We’ve updated the Practice Support Manual’s privacy policy in line with the requirements set out by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). We will only use the details you share with us to manage your Practice Support Manual account and → read the full article

Changes to Radiation Protection Legislation

20th December 2017

Changes to legislation relating to radiation protection will be taking place in 2018, including a new HSE notification process. All dental practices must re-register with HSE by 5th February 2018. The Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) will replace IRR99 and the → read the full article

Health Clearance for Dental Practice Staff

25th January 2017

Information on health clearance for dental practice staff has been updated to reflect the recategorisation of Exposure Prone Procedures (EPPs) by the UK Advisory Panel for Healthcare Workers Infected with Bloodborne Viruses (UKAP), and the reduction in restrictions on healthcare workers → read the full article

Sign up for the Scottish Dental e-Newsletter

30th August 2016

From time to time, the PSM team collaborates with Scottish Dental, the leading information source on dentistry in Scotland. While Scottish Dental and the PSM have thousands of regular visitors, people may not want to visit the sites every day → read the full article

Information Governance in Dental Practices

11th July 2016

Are you unsure if you need to be registered as a data controller with the (UK) Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for data protection purposes? Read the recent ICO report, ‘Information Governance in Dental Practices’, on the Data Protection Registration page. → read the full article

CPI and Radiology Guidance

3rd February 2016

New guidance which aims to help dental practices better understand what is required to satisfy the Ionising Radiation criteria of the Combined Practice Inspection is available to download from the Scottish Dental Website. → read the full article

Welcome to the new PSM

21st October 2015

The Practice Support Manual was relaunched with a new responsive design in April 2015. The same content is now easily accessible on tablets and smartphones as well as desktop PCs.  You still need to log in. The login you used → read the full article