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There are lots of regulations, processes and forms that dental practices delivering dental care under the NHS must adhere to. These vary across the UK, so here you will find specific guidance on the requirements for working in the NHS for England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

BDA advice

NHS dentistry in England and Wales

GDS in England and Wales - guide to the standard contract

NHS dentistry in Northern Ireland

NHS dentistry in Scotland

​​NHS BSA Dental Activity Review
NHS dispute resolution – England and Wales

​Related advice

Associate pay under the NHS prototype contract

Complaints handling

Data Security and Protection Toolkit - FAQs

Death and serious illness

Dentists parental leave and pay

Dentists long-term sickness and pay

Fees guide - Northern Ireland

Fees guide - Scotland

Expert templates

Accessible information policy (v3)

Business continuity and disaster recovery policy (v3)

Complaints – code of practice for patients (E-W-NI) (v5)

Complaints handling policy – comments on Scotland template (v1)

Complaints handling policy (E-W-NI) (v1)

Complaints letters – NHS (E-W-NI) (v2)

Complaints letters – NHS Scotland (v2)

Complaints record (v1)

Complaints report (E-W) (v1)

NHS remedial and breach notice letters (v2)

Practice closure – patient notification (v2)

Practice closure – safe storage and retrieval of records (v2)

Practice information leaflet (v5)

Treatment plan and estimate (v1)

​BDJ In Practice

Assistants in Northern Ireland and Scotland - Feb 18


BDJ In Practice features indispensable, practical advice and provides you with everything you need to know on all the latest ​​challenges facing our profession.​

​​BDA Events

Training essentials – courses for the whole team
Clinical seminars – an in-depth exploration of clinical topics
iLearn webcasts – a selection of sessions filmed at the British Dental Conference and Exhibition
Conferences – information about the annual British Dental Conference and Exhibition, the Scottish Dental Conference and Exhibition, and group conferences for dentists in community and hospital dentistry
Branches and sections events listing

​One-to-one advice

​​​Extra and Expert members have access to unlimited one-to-one advice via phone or email from our experienced dental advisers.
Call the Practice support team on 0207 563 4574

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.