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Access Primary Care Administration (PCA) and other regulatory publications

Published on 10 May 2022

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.

PCA(D)(2022)6

This letter advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of a number of changes to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR):

  • Removal of protection payments for: Commitment Payments (Det IX), General Dental Practice Allowance (Det XIV), and Rent Reimbursement (Det XV) from 1 July 2022;
  • Revised conditions for new applications/entrants to claim rent reimbursement from 1 July 2022;
  • Changes to Determination I, item 42 (Childsmile) from 1 April 2022.

PCA(D)(2022)5

This memorandum advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of the publication of an amendment to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR), Amendment No. 156, which takes effect from 1 April 2022. The Amendment introduces a new improvement allowance for dental practices to help meet the costs for the replacement and/or repairs to dental equipment.

CDO(2022)2

This letter provides information on the updated Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), April 2022.

NHS Circular - NHS Pension Scheme 2022/05

This circular advises NHS employers that all remaining members of the 1995 and 2008 sections of the National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (Scotland) (the legacy scheme) will move to the National Health Service Pension Scheme (Scotland) 2015 (the 2015 scheme) from 1 April 2022.

PCA(D)(2022)4

This memorandum advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of (i) funding to NHS practices for ventilation and electric speed adjusting hand pieces is extended to include a range of equipment; and (ii) an additional one-off sustainability payment that will be paid to qualifying NHS practices.

PCA(D)(2022)3

This memorandum advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of revised payment arrangements relating to NHS dental services.

PCA(D)(2022)2

This memorandum advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of the publication of an amendment to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR), Amendment No. 155, which takes effect from 7 February 2022.

PCA(D)(2022)1

This Memorandum advises of the publication of an amendment to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR), Amendment No. 154, which takes effect from 1 February 2022.

CDO(2021)11

This letter provides further updates on infection, protection and control mitigations. The dental Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) has also been revised on 20 December 2021

CDO(2021)10

This letter provides an update on infection, protection and control mitigations.

PCA(D)(2021)8

This Memorandum advises of a further revision of the Scottish Dental Access Initiative (SDAI) capital scheme which will take effect from 20 December 2021.

CDO(2021)9

This letter provides information on the requirements of the equipment that is eligible for the Improvement Allowance for Electric Speed Adjusting Hand Pieces.

PCA(D)(2021)7

This Memorandum advises of the publication of Amendment No. 153 to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR), which takes effect from 1 December 2021.

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care email

Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care sent an email to all Dental Teams on 21 October 2021.

PCA(D)(2021)6

This letter advises NHS boards and practitioner services of the publication of Amendment 152 to the SDR. Improvement Allowance for Electric Speed Adjusting Hand Pieces (Determination X).

PCA(D)(2021)5

This memorandum advises NHS boards and practitioner services of the publication of Amendment 151 to the SDR.

PCA(D)(2021)4

This memorandum advises NHS Boards and Practitioner Services of the 100 Days Commitment to remove NHS dental charges for those ages 18 to 25 inclusive commencing 24 August 2021.

CDO(2021)08

This letter provides updates on infection prevention and control guidance.

PCA(D)(2021)03

This memorandum advises NHS boards and practitioner services of the publication of Amendment 150 to the SDR.

CDO(2021)07

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

CDO(2021)06

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.

PCA(D)(2021)02

This memorandum advises NHS boards and practitioner services of the publication of Amendment 149 to the SDR.

CDO(2021)05

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

CDO(2021)04

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

PCA(D)(2021)01

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

CDO(2021)03

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

CDO(2021)02

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).

CDO(2021)01

A letter from the Chief Dental Officer.

PCA(D)(2020)15

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

PCA(D)(2020)14

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.

PCA(D)(2020)10

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

PCA(D)(2020)09

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

PCA(D)(2020)08

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

PCA(D)(2020)07

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

PCA(D)(2020)06

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

PCA(D)(2020)05

Information on duplicate study casts and practice rental costs.

PCA(D)(2020)04

Information on the publication of Amendment 143 of the SDR.

PCA(D)(2020)03

Information on the dental working patterns survey.

PCA(D)(2020)02

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

PCA(D)(2020)01

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).