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Scottish government extends support to NHS dentistry
NHS dentistry in Scotland has ‘escaped imminent collapse’ following new support form the Scottish government. The Scottish government has announced…
NHS dentists in Scotland offered ‘bridging’ payment amidst cost of living crisis
The Scottish government will offer NHS dental practices a ‘bridging’ payment in a last-minute decision to extend financial aid. But…
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NHS Scotland amends Statement of Dental Remuneration
Julian English reports on NHS Scotland’s latest Statement of Dental Remuneration changes and what areas it affects. NHS Scotland has…
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Dental news you’ve missed this week
Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… Dental teams should…
Lack of funding leaves 51% of Scottish dental practices vulnerable after lockdown
More than half (57%) of practices say they would consider remaining closed after COVID-19 if a more viable SDR funding…
Revised funding package announced for Scottish dentists
Scottish dentists will receive 80% of their average income from item of service and patient contributions, the government has confirmed.…
Coronavirus forces dental practice in Scotland to shut
Stewart and Stewart Dental Practice in Lanarkshire is closing temporarily after NHS Lanarkshire confirmed a coronavirus case at the practice.…
Scottish dentists and doctors to be awarded pay rise
The Scottish government has announced a 2.5% pay increase for dentists and medical staff The boost, which is above the…
Scotland launches Oral Health Improvement Plan
The Oral Health Improvement Plan has been launched by the Scottish Government to provide a framework for improving the oral health of the…
Come fly with me
The current way of remunerating dentists means NHS dentistry isn’t reaching the population that mosts needs dental care. Imagine, if you…
DDU highlights changes to NHS Scotland complaints handling procedure
All NHS patient complaints in Scotland are to now be managed in accordance with the new NHS Scotland complaints handling…
NHS Scotland dentists receive a 1% pay rise
The Scottish government has agreed a 1% pay rise for all NHS Scotland staff in 2017/18. There are also additional…
BDA Scotland ‘dismayed’ at the number of Scots missing out on NHS dentistry
The BDA Scotland has expressed dismay at the latest figures showing the number of Scots missing out on NHS dentistry. Figures…
NHS Scotland seeking more information about practices
NHS Scotland is seeking more information about how dentists in Scotland structure their business affairs. The new NHS Scotland Dental…
Denpro buying scheme launches despite lukewarm reception
The launch of an NHS Scotland scheme, Denpro, to help practices save money will go ahead despite concerns from the…
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