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Access Primary Care Administration (PCA) and other regulatory publications

Published on 16 July 2021

Get access to the latest official publications concerning Primary Care Administration (PCA).

Primary Care Administration (PCA) publications

You can read the latest PCA publications on the Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates website.


This letter provides updates on infection prevention and control guidance.


This letter advises NHS boards and practitioner services on the publication of an amendment to the SDR (number 150).


This letter provides information on activity measuremnent for General Dental Services during this period of continued pandemic restrictions.


This letter provides details of Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group recommendations.

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care letter

A letter from Humza Yousaf, MSP, to update you on legislative changes effective from 15 June 2021.


This letter advises NHS boards and practitioner services on the publication of an amendment to the SDR (number 149).


A letter confirming funding will be available to help dental practices purchase, renew or upgrade ventilation equipment.


A letter to advise the Scottish Government policy on ventilation and request you complete a short survey.


Information on the arrangements for the NHS payment disbursement to people working within an independent service provider setting.


A letter with an update on Scottish Government policy on ventilation.


A letter with an update on some forthcoming changes to Determination V (maternity, paternity, and adoptive leave payments) and VI (long term sickness payments) of the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR).


A letter from the Chief Dental Officer.


Information about the new process to allow low-level concerns about dentists to be handled locally by health boards and practices.


This circular advises NHS boards of the opportunity to involve NHS dental contractors in the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

PCA(D)(2020) 13

The arrangements for phase four of the remobilisation of NHS dental services.

PCA(D)(2020) 12

Infulenza vaccination programme 2020/21.

PCA(D)(2020) 11

Remobilisation of NHS dental services - aerosol generating procedures.


The arrangements for phase three of the remobilisation of NHS dental services.


Further details on the requirements of NHS boards for phase one and phase two of the remobilisation of NHS dental services.


Further advice and guidance on NHS financial support measures and other sources of financial support.


Further information on the revised financial support measures being put in place for practices providing NHS general dental services.


Information on the steps that should be taken during the COVID-19 outbreak to preserve the integrity of general dental services.


Information on duplicate study casts and practice rental costs.


Information on the publication of an amendment to the SDR (number 143).


Information on the dental working patterns survey.


Information on work that’s progressing towards a new model of oral health care for adult patients.


Details on the single database of quality improvement information for NHS boards and dentists, and the discontinuation of hard copies of the British National Formulary (BNF).