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Scottish Dental Practice Committee

Subject to the authority of the Principal Executive Committee, Scottish Dental Practice Committee represents all non-salaried general dental practitioners practising in the NHS and/or privately, including orthodontists and assistants, working in Scotland.

What does Scottish Dental Practice Committee (SDPC) do?

SDPC’s role is to negotiate with NHS Boards, and the Scottish Government Directorate for Population Health and other appropriate bodies, on matters relating to the delivery and remuneration of dental services provided by non-salaried general dental practitioners, including orthodontists and assistants, working in Scotland and to liaise with the General Dental Practice Committee and Scottish Council.

 

Policy Document

 


SDPC Agenda & Reports

Agendas and meeting reports are available to download below for the Scottish Dental Practice Committee.  


SDPC May 2019 Agenda

SDPC May 2019 Report

SDPC Sept 2019 Agenda

SDPC Sept 2019 Report

SDPC Feb 2020 Agenda        

 

SDPC May 2020 Agenda

SDPC Feb 2020 Report.pdf



Member updates

PSD FAQ April 2020 Covid-19

q-and-a-v1_0-1 (4).pdf

Pay Uplift for Dentists in Scotland

The UK-wide Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) published its 47th Report on 23 July. 


The DDRB recommended a 2.5% net uplift for General Dental Practitioners. The UK Government accepted the 2.5% recommendation for dentists in England, and the BDA issued a press release calling on the Scottish Government to accept the DDRB recommendation. 


Scottish Government announced in August 2019 that the uplift would be 2.5 per cent for both pay and expenses which BDA Scotland notes does not take adequate account of the full cost of running a dental practice. The award will be made on 1 November 2019 and will be backdated to April 2019.


Scottish Government PCAs

Memorandum to PCA(D)(2020)8 provides information on financial support measures for mixed practices.

PCA(D)(2020)8 - COVID-19 - NHS Funding Support and Other Financial Support Further Guidance Memorandum.pdf

Memorandum to PCA(D)(2020)7 provides revised financial support measures for independent dental contractors and dental bodies corporates.

PCA(D)(2020)7.pdf

 

Memorandum to PCA(D)(2020)6 provides information and guidance to independent contractors, (dentists and dental bodies corporate) providing NHS General Dental Services (GDS) on the steps to take during the COVID-19 outbreak.

PCA(D)(2020)6 - COVID-19 Guidance - Memorandum - 17 March 2020.pdf 

 

Memorandum to PCA(D)(2020)5 provides clarification where a fee for the provision of duplicate casts will no longer be payable and advises of an error in Memorandum to PCA(D)(202)4

PCA(D)(2020)5 - Amendment No 143 to the SDR - Memorandum - 27 February 2020.pdf 

 

The memorandum to PCA(D)(2020)4 advises of the publication of an amendment to the SDR, Amendment 143 which takes effect from 1 March 2020.  The amendment can be viewed or downloaded at: http://www.scottish.org

 

PCA(D)(2020)4 - Amendment No 143 to the Statement of Dental Remuneration - Memorandum - 20 February 2020.pdf 

 

The memorandum to PCA(D)(2020)2 provides an update on the progress of NHS dental reform for adult patients in Scotland.
PCA(D)(2020)2 - The New Model of Care - Update - Memorandum - January 2020.pdf

 
The memorandum to PCA(D)(2020)01 advises of the establishment of the single database of quality improvement information and of the discontinuation of hard copies of the British National Formulary (BNF).

PCA(D)(2020)1 - Quality Improvement Database and BNF - Memorandum - 23 January 2020.pdf

 

The memorandum to PCA(D)(2019)11 advises that as of 1 January 2020 Practitioner Services will only be able to accept electronic submissions of orthodontic payment claim forms and requests for prior approval. 

Memo Electronic Submission Orthodontic Payment Claim Forms and Prior Approval.pdf


The memorandum below advises of new arrangements for Quality Improvement (QI) activities undertaken by dentists for the forthcoming 3-year cycle 2019/22.

PCA(D)(2019)10 - Quality Improvement Activities - Future Arrangements for GDPs - Memorandum - 5 July 2019.pdf

 

SDPC Working Groups

SDPC established an Oral Health Risk Assessment Working Group in October 2019, to help inform the development of the Scottish Government new model of care arrangements to ensure they are workable and affordable. Representatives from the SDPC group attend the Scottish Government Design Group meetings. 

 

 

SDPC Representatives

Grampian, Highland, Western Isles, Orkney and  Shetland

Vacant Seat
Vacant seat


Tayside, Fife and Forth Valley

Jeffrey Ellis, Coupar Angus (Executive Sub-committee)
Vacant Seat


Lothian and Borders

Mark McCutcheon, Edinburgh 
John Davidson, Edinburgh


Lanarkshire, Ayrshire & Arran, Dumfries & Galloway

Donald Morrison, Kilmarnock (Executive Sub-committee)
Gordon Stewart, Cumbernauld


Greater Glasgow and Clyde

David McColl, Glasgow (Chair) (Executive Sub-committee)
Kenneth McDonald, Glasgow (Executive Sub-committee)
Josephine Weir, Gourock


BDA Branch Representatives

North: Vacant seat
West - Jacqueline Frederick
East - Rachel Reid


Representatives of the Scottish Conference of Local Dental Committees

Judith Brady - Chair of LDC Conference (Executive Sub-committee)
Lindsay Milton - Chair Elect of Conference
Clare Murphy - Conference Representative to SDPC (Executive Sub-committee)


Young Dentists Committee Representative

Vacant seat


Principal Executive Committee Members

Mick Armstrong, Chair of the PEC 
Eddie Crouch, Deputy Chair of the PEC

Observer Status - Scottish Orthodontic Specialist Group

Robert Irvine 


Observer Status - BMA Scottish General Practice Committee Representative

Vacant Seat

Meeting Dates 2020

Wednesday 12 February

Wednesday 20 May

Wednesday 9 September


All meetings are held at the BDA Scotland office, Forsyth House, Lomond Court, Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK4 7TU at 13.30hrs


SDPC Constitution

SDPC Constitution Revision February 2018

 

BDA  Scotland Fees Guide 2019-20

BDA Scotland Fees Guide 2019-20 which takes effect on 1 November 2019 is now available to download. The document is produced as a service to BDA members. Although ever effort is made to ensure its accuracy, the BDA will not accept responsibility for any loss or damages that might result for any inaccuracies found within the guide.

 

Get in touch

For more information, please get in touch with the committee Secretary Nicola.Kaya@bda.org