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LDC Updates - arrangements Q2, courses, LDC conference, Urgent Dental Care, Dental Framework.

Dear colleague, Please see the communication from Dr Ursula Montgomery and Ali Sparke which will see a return to usual contracting arrangements from Q2 2022/23 onwards: outlined arrangements for the remainder of 2022/23 ---------------------------------------------------- Please find attached Brochure for the upcoming: Tier 2 Periodontics Upskilling Course. If interested, contact: uclh.edhec.projects@nhs.net ----------------------------------------------------

Motions on the existential crisis in NHS dentistry took centre stage at this year’s Local Dental Committees’ Annual Conference. The urgent need for contract reform and proper funding for NHS dentistry were among the 35 motions. See here for further information

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Urgent Dental Care provision across the East of England region The East of England Dental Commissioning team are keen to promote their Transformational Dental Strategy Programme 1a, which allows Providers to substitute up to 10% of their UDAs to provide urgent care, with the conversion rate of UDAs being at a higher UDA value. To read their full letter, click here. -------------------------------------------------------- Dental framework – Supporting Guidance for Primary and Community Care Dental Settings. Published: 1 June 2022 A new dental framework for infection prevention and control was issued by NHS England, emphasising the importance of practice-level risk assessment (paywall BDA) to guide approaches to IPC, and PPE usage. Additionally, a new national Infection Prevention and Control Manual for England has been published for all settings where NHS services are delivered. The Manual is intended to offer the principles for safe care for patients, staff and vulnerable groups. Patients with respiratory signs and symptoms are encouraged to contact practices in advance and not to attend if unwell or infectious, and for practices to establish patient status ahead of attendance. Physical distancing is no longer required unless suspected or confirmed Covid positive patients are attending the practice, and practices may return to established pre-pandemic cleaning routines, with enhanced cleaning after known infectious patients have attended. Kind regards, Clint Foreman (Asst. Sec. Essex LDC)

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