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Scottish Hospital Dental Reference Group

To provide a channel of communication between hospital dental staff and those who negotiate their terms and conditions of service.

During the last round of BDA Triennial Elections, there were not enough nominations for the Scottish Committee for Hospital Dental Services to continue.  It was therefore decided to establish the Scottish Hospital Dental Reference Group.

What does ​Scottish Hospital Dental Reference Group (SHDRG) do?

SHDRG will advise NHS Boards and the Scottish Government on matters relating to the provision of hospital dental services in Scotland and will liaise with, and send representatives to the Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services and the Scottish Council of the British Dental Association.


Member Updates

Correspondence with Scottish Government Ministers and the CDO

  • Letter to the CDO on 29 March and reply dated 8 April re issues affecting PDS and HDS dentists across Scotland
  • Letter to Minister on 10 March and reply dated 14 April re issues affecting dentists across Scotland
  • Letter to the Minister of 3 November and reply dated 10 November 2020 re remobilisation plans for the HDS

COVID-19 Pandemic

Regular updates are provided via Coronavirus live updates.


Blogs

Scotland: COVID-19 impacts dental education and training - Colin Levey of University of Dundee investigates what impact the pandemic had on dental education and training in Scotland.


Scottish Government Directors communications

 

02 February 21 - Stay at home regulations: Working from home

22 January 21 - Annual leave in 2020-21 and carry forward to 2021-22

18 January 21 - COVID-19 enhancing workforce capacity

08 January 21 - Cross-border healthcare and patient mobility in Europe - EU exit


NHS Pay Circular 2020/21

NHS Pay Circular PCS(DD)2020/02  Medical Dental Pay 2020/21 - Issued by Scottish Government on 24 August 2020 detailing the changes in the pay and national terms of service of all NHS employed staff.


 

SHDRG Terms of Reference/Membership

Remit
During the last round of BDA Triennial Elections, there were not enough nominations for the Scottish Committee for Hospital Dental Services to continue and the Scottish Hospital Dental Reference Group was established.  The Group will provide a channel of communication between hospital dental staff and those who negotiate their terms and conditions of service. 

They will advise NHS Boards and the Scottish Government when required on matters relating to the provision of hospital dental services in Scotland. 

The Group will also liaise with, and send representatives to the Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services and the Scottish Council of the British Dental Association.


Membership
Highland, Western Isles, Grampian, Orkney & Shetland - Manar Elkhazindar, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Inverness

Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Lanarkshire, Forth Valley, Ayrshire & Arran, Dumfries & Galloway - Vacant

Representative of Scottish Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty Doctors - John Ho-A-Yun, Specialty Dentist, Fife

Representative of Training Grade - Colin Levey, Specialty Registrar, NHS Tayside (Dundee Dental Hospital and School) and NHS Grampian (Aberdeen Dental Institute)

Meetings
The group will meet twice per year, one of which will be face to face.  

Meeting dates 2021

Monday 1 March 2021

Get in touch

For more information, please contact committee Secretary Elaine Bruce elaine.bruce@bda.org.