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  • Scotland’s private dentists reopen

    Regulator gives green light, though Government urges: ‘follow the spirit’ of route map Read more

    June 1, 2020 / infocus

  • Phase one of Scotland’s practice ‘remobilisation’ underway

    The first phase of Scotland’s plan to ‘remobilise’ dental practices gets underway today with an increase in the range of… Read more

    May 28, 2020 / infocus

  • ‘Test and protect’ to be rolled out nationally, says Scottish Government

    Test and Protect – NHS Scotland’s approach to controlling the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community – will be… Read more

    May 26, 2020 / infocus

  • Practice ‘recovery toolkit’ published

    A practice ‘recovery toolkit’ has been published by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP). It follows the letter from… Read more

    May 26, 2020 / infocus

  • Scotland’s private dentists can reopen for emergency care, says regulator

    Private dentists can now open to see patients for emergency care, Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) said today. In a letter… Read more

    May 22, 2020 / infocus

  • Dental staff support for COVID-19 vaccine trial

    Dental staff in Glasgow have been encouraged to apply to take part in Oxford University’s trial of a COVID-19 vaccine.… Read more

    May 22, 2020 / infocus

  • Phased return of dental services outlined in Government’s ‘route map’

    An increase in care offered at emergency dental hubs is included in the first phase of the Scottish Government’s ‘route… Read more

    May 21, 2020 / infocus

  • CDO announces ‘remobilisation’ of NHS dental services in Scotland

    The first steps in the “remobilisation” of NHS dental services in Scotland have been announced by Tom Ferris, Scotland’s Chief… Read more

    May 20, 2020 / infocus

  • GDC refuses to change annual retention fee amid COVID-19 crisis

    No changes to the annual retention fee (ARF) will be made by the General Dental Council (GDC) in response to… Read more

    May 20, 2020 / infocus

  • COVID-19; loss of taste or smell added to symptoms that should trigger self-isolation

    The Scottish Government has published a joint statement from the four UK Chief Medical Officers. “From today, all individuals should… Read more

    May 18, 2020 / infocus