COVID-19 latest guidance for Scotland
Monday 25 May
To support practitioners working in primary dental care, the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has developed a Practice Recovery toolkit which includes a guide and associated implementation tools.
Wednesday 20 May
The Office of Chief Dental Officer Scotland issued a letter covering Remobilisation of NHS Dental Services in Scotland.
It outlines three-phases to the ‘remobilisation’ of dental services in Scotland; beginning with expanded capacity in the network of urgent dental care services, restarting practices for face-to-face consultation and non-AGP treatments, and then a limited introduction of AGP treatments in practices.
The letter also addresses the supply of PPE, the prospect of community COVID-testing within dental practices, and the development of alternative models of funding.
Monday 11 May
The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has updated the guidance on the Management of Acute Dental Problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. The also updated supplement on remote drug prescribing at this time can be found here. Both the guidance and supplement were first published on 8 April 2020.
Thursday 9 April
The Chief Dental Officer for Scotland has issued a letter asking for dental professionals' personal support in the wider COVID-19 NHS response in Scotland.
If you're a dental professional in Scotland, and want to support the NHS, you can register your interest on their website.
Thursday 2 April
Monday 30 March
Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme, alongside NHS Education Scotland, issued guidance on the management of acute dental problems during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Office of Chief Dental Officer Scotland issued a letter outlining an enhanced package of financial support for dental practices in Scotland.
Monday 23 March
The Office of Chief Dental Officer Scotland advised that all routine dentistry should cease.
Thursday 19 March
The Office of Chief Dental Officer Scotland:
- circulated updated guidance for dental practices
- issued a memorandum regarding business continuity and financial support measures for NHS GDS practitioners
- provided guidance around the use of aerosol generating procedures (AGPs)
The Scottish Government is also providing regular updates including the number of tests carried out and the number of positive cases confirmed.