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
SDPC correspondence with Scottish Government Ministers and CDO
Reform of NHS Dental Services
The Scottish Government is engaging in a process to develop and shape a revised Determination 1 of the Statement of Dental Remuneration.
The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care, in his letter of 28 June 2022, outlined plans to set up a CDO Advisory Group as part of the reform programme. NHS Boards put forward nominees from their Board areas from the dentists and members of the dental team, who volunteered to participate.
The Advisory Group was established to provide short life consultative comments and advice to the Chief Dental Officer (CDO) about the development and shape of a revised Determination I.
Representatives from the BDA Scottish Dental Practice Committee and Scottish Government will engage in meetings on payment reform for the revised Determination 1 and this work is due to start in January 2023.
Notes of all the Advisory Group workshops and the BDA and Scottish Government representative meetings, will be in the public domain and
can be found here.
Notes of the meetings between BDA and Scottish Government representatives will be agreed by both parties.
PSD FAQ 2020 COVID-19
Pay Uplift for Dentists in Scotland
On 1 December the Scottish Government applied a 3% pay uplift for GDPs. This was the figure recommended in the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body (DDRB) report for 2021/2022, and was backdated to 1 April. We expressed our disappointment that the uplift was not applied to all allowances – we estimate the true increase to be around 2.2%-2.3%, rather than the full 3%.
To reflect the latest uplift, we have updated our Fees Guide which aims to assist practices by summarising the most frequently used codes and charges listed in the SDR.
We are awaiting information regarding the 2022/2023 pay award and are expecting the DDRB to publish their report in July 2022.
Scottish Government PCAs
SDPC Working Groups
There are currently no active SDPC working groups. Further details to be added in due course.
Grampian, Highland, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland
Morven Gordon-Duff, Aberdeen
Michelle Hutcheon, Orkney
Tayside, Fife and Forth Valley
Jeffrey Ellis, Coupar Angus (Executive Sub-committee)
Gillian Lennox, Stenhousemuir (Executive Sub-committee)
Lothian and Borders
Karen Polland, Livingston
John Davidson, Edinburgh
Lanarkshire, Ayrshire & Arran, Dumfries & Galloway
Donald Morrison, Kilmarnock
John Hyland, Hamilton
Greater Glasgow and Clyde
David McColl, Glasgow (Chair and Executive Sub-committee)
Clare Murphy, Glasgow (Executive Sub-committee)
Josephine Weir, Gourock (Vice Chair and Executive Sub-committee)
BDA Branch Representatives
North - Carly Fraser
West - Jacqueline Frederick
East - Rachel Reid
Representatives of the Scottish Conference of Local Dental Committees
Christina Ferry - Chair of LDC Conference
Hazel Hannigan - Chair Elect of Conference
Helen Dennison - Conference Representative to SDPC
Early Career Dentist Representative
Harriet Liddicott, Aberdeen
Associate Dentist Representative
Matthew Dickie, Nairn
Principal Executive Committee Members
Eddie Crouch, Chair of the PEC
Peter Crooks, Deputy Chair of the PEC
Observer Status - Scottish Orthodontic Specialist Group
Observer Status - BMA Scottish General Practice Committee Representative
Meeting dates 2022
Wednesday 9 February
Wednesday 11 May
The initial meeting was scheduled for Wednesday 14 September 2022 however, it was delayed and moved to Wednesday 28 September 2022.
All meetings are currently held by videoconference at 13:30hrs.
SDPC Constitution Revision August 2021
BDA Scotland Fees Guide 2022-23
BDA Scotland Fees Guide 2022-23
The document is produced as a service to BDA members. Although every 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.