COVID-19: latest guidance for Scotland
On 21 August Public Health England released COVID-19: Guidance for the remobilisation of services within health and care settings - Infection prevention and control recommendations. This sets out the infection prevention and control (IPC) advice for health and care organisations as the UK moves to remobilise healthcare services.
Health Protection Scotland
The latest guidance for dental teams is available from the Health Protection Scotland website.
Office of Chief Dental Officer Scotland
The latest letter from CDO Scotland confirms that NHS general dental practices can offer urgent AGP treatment from 17 August.
It also contains details on PPE, remuneration, and confirmation that no patient charges should be levied during this period. Important guidance on ventilation and decontamination is also included, subject to further definitive advice being issued at a later date.
Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)
To support practitioners working in primary dental care, the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has developed a Practice Recovery toolkit which includes a guide and associated implementation tools.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Healthcare Improvement Scotland has produced guidance for independent dental care providers about the phased reopening of services, alongside a letter from the Chief Dental Officer and Acting Chief Medical Officer Scotland.
You can find more information from Healthcare Improvement Scotland on their website.