Patient safety programme rolled out to dentistry
Irene Black leads SPSP for general dental practices
The Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP) in Primary Care is being extended to general dental practice with Irene Black being appointed as the National Dental Lead for the collaborative.
The SPSP Dentistry in Primary Care Collaborative, which is led and co-ordinated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, is in the process of recruiting three NHS health boards, which will further recruit five general dental practices to take part.
Successful boards will be expected to recruit a dentistry clinical lead, who will work one to two sessions a week, with the primary care dental teams testing safety tools and interventions.
It is planned that the collaborative will initially run until December 2016.
SPSP is a key part of the Scottish Government’s Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland that was launched in 2010. The primary care element was introduced in March 2013.