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Advice (A to Z)

All members can access our extensive range of online advice written by our team of experienced advisors.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we answer your frequently asked questions on how to manage your dental team including contact tracing, risk assessment, practice mangement, change in employment contract and furlough. 

We have put together a COVID-19 Return to work toolkit, including managing your practice, risk assessment and advice on PPE - It is designed to support you and your team to practise as safely and efficiently as possible. 

​Recent updates

 

​December
NHS England quarter four targets

Fourth quarter side agreement for England

Fourth quarter side agreement (orthodontics) for England

​NovemberReturn to work toolkit - Scotland v3
Return to work toolkit - Wales v2

Patient-facing communications
Patient-facing communications poster

​OctoberReturning to work toolkit - England v6
Respiratory protective equipment - monthly maintenance checks
Risk assessment - Pregnant - in patient-facing administrative role
Risk assessment - Pregnant - in patient-facing clinical role
Risk assessment - Pregnant - in non-patient-facing administrative role
Risk assessment - Pregnant - in non-patient-facing decontamination/cleaning role

​September 

​We have produced side agreements to help practice owners and associates in England and Wales adapt their pre-coronavirus commercial arrangements to the current situation.

 

This agreement suspends the operation of UDAs and requires both parties to adhere to guidance from NHS England and the Health Board in Wales. This includes guidance on pay and requirements for providing dental services.


The side agreements are designed to complement the BDA written associate agreements.



​A

Anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs

Associate payments during the pandemic in England

Associates working in general dental practice
Associate leaving a practice
Associates - quick guide

​B

Botox® and non-surgical cosmetic procedures
Bullying harassment and violence at work
Business continuity planning
Business names and brands
Business planning and managing change

Buying a dental practice

​C

CQC - changing your registration
CQC - guidance on applying
CQC - compliance requirements

CQC - inspections and reports

CQC - transitional regulatory approach
Careers in dentistry
Clinical audit and peer review
Combined Practice Inspection checklist - Scotland

Companies and LLPs 
Complaints handling
Consent
CPD (enhanced) - a summary
CV writing

D​

Data protection

Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) - Guide to completing 

Death and serious illness                          
Dental unit waterlines               
Dentists parental leave and pay

Dentists legal rights as commercial purchasers                                   
Dentists long-term sickness and pay
Disability discrimination - dentists as service providers
Disciplinary procedures and dismissal

​E

Emergency drug poster

Employees' maternity and parental rights 
Employee pay and rewards
Employing staff
Employment contracts practice sales and TUPE
Enhanced CPD - a summary
Equality and diversity in the workplace

​F

Face masks - how to spot a fake

Fee collection
Fees guide - Northern Ireland 
Fees guide - Scotland
Fee setting

Financial Healthcheck tool (partner with Lloyd & Whyte)

Financial management
Freedom of information (FOIA)

Furloughed workers - template letter to employees

​G

GDPR explained

GDPR - FAQs

GDS in England and Wales - guide to the standard contract
Grievance at work                        

​H

Health and safety
Healthcare waste

Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) registration guidance

​I

Incorporation concerns in NI and Scotland

Indemnity
Infection control

​J

Jury service and public duties

​L

Leases and licences  

Locums                  

​M

Managing performance and appraisals 
Maternity and adoption leave and pay - Dentists'

Maternity and adoption leave and pay - Employees’  

Medical devices
Medical emergencies 

Medical emergencies poster

Money laundering
Music and visual recordings in the practice

​N

New practice start-up  

NHSMail account setup for private practice    
NHS BSA Dental Activity Review

NHS dentistry in England and Wales

NHS dentistry in Northern Ireland              
NHS dentistry in Scotland

NHS dispute resolution – England and Wales

NHS England quarter four targets

Provision of private dental treatment in Northern Ireland

​O

Occupational health service

​P

Partnerships               
Paternity leave - Dentists'

Paternity leave - Employees’

Patient-facing communications
Patient-facing communications poster

Pensions - annual limits  
Pensions - calculation of NHSPS Net pensionable earnings (England and Wales)

Pensions - NHS pension information statements
Pensions - in the GDS (95 and 08 sections)

Pensions - in the salaried services (95 and 08 sections)

Pensions - Lifetime allowance  
Pensions - the 2015 Scheme

PPE checklist

Prescribing and medicines management                
Protecting personal information  
Private dental plans and in-practice capitation schemes                  

​R

Radiation protection
Recruiting staff 
Redundancy  

Remote consultation during pandemic

Respiratory protective equipment - monthly maintenance checks

Returning to work toolkit - England
Returning to work toolkit - Wales

Returning to work toolkit - Scotland

Risk assessment

Risk assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic

Risk assessment - Pregnant - in patient-facing administrative role
Risk assessment - Pregnant - in patient-facing clinical role
Risk assessment - Pregnant - in non-patient-facing administrative role
Risk assessment - Pregnant - in non-patient-facing decontamination/cleaning role
              

​S

Safeguarding patients
Sedation - patient and operator safety
Sickness absence
Specialty training
Stress

​T

Tax
Tendering in England and Wales
Title 'Dr' 
Tooth whitening

 

One-to-one advice


Extra and Expert members have access to unlimited one-to-one advice via phone or email from our experienced advisors. Contact our Practice support team on 020 7563 4574 or email: advice.enquiries@bda.org.

 

We may record telephone conversations that are advisory in nature to offer you additional security, resolve complaints and improve our service standards. Conversations may also be monitored for staff training purposes. You will be alerted to this when you call.