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Scottish Public Dental Service Committee

Subject to the authority of the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee, the Scottish Public Dental Service Committee (SPDSC) represents the interests and acts on behalf of dentists working in the NHS Primary Care Public Dental Service (PDS) in Scotland. 

​​What does ​Scottish Public Dental Service Committee (SPDSC) do?

​​SPDSC will consider and address all matters arising under Scottish Government health legislation, including amendments, extensions or consolidations affecting dentists employed in the NHS Primary Care PDS in Scotland, excluding those employed on hospital medical and dental conditions of service. 

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Policy Document

We has produced a policy document whose purpose is to ensure that each of the key issues delivered by the Public Dental Services is addressed in terms of considered and developed policies by SPDSC. The document will enable the committee to make decisions which have been informed by the policies set out in the document.  

 

Pay Circular

NHS Pay Circular PCS(DD)2018/2 issued by Scottish Government on 5 September 2018 detailing the changes in the pay and national terms of service of all NHS employed staff. 

 

Meeting Dates 2019

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Tuesday 25 June 2019
Tuesday 17 September 2019


Meetings will be held at the BDA Scotland office at 14:00hrs.


Remit

Subject to the authority of the Principal Executive Committee, which shall be renewable annually, to represent the interests and act on behalf of dentists working in the NHS Primary Care Public Dental Service (PDS) in Scotland.  It will consider and address all matters arising under Scottish Government health legislation, including amendments, extensions or consolidations affecting dentists employed in the NHS Primary Care PDS in Scotland, excluding those employed on hospital medical and dental conditions of service.

 

Membership

Voting members
Two representatives nominated by the Directors of Clinical Dental Services; six PDS dentists, of whom there will normally be a minimum of two basic grade salaried dentists and two senior or specialist PDS dentists.  Should the Chair and Vice Chair from the committee not be a BDA member, the committee can elect a BDA member to represent the Scottish Public Dental Service Committee on Scottish Council from its voting members.

 

Non-voting members
The Chair and Deputy-Chair of the Principal Executive Committee.

 

One representative nominated by the Consultants in Dental Public Health/Chief Administrative Dental Officers in Scotland.

 

One observer nominated by the Scottish Accredited Representatives Committee, which shall be reviewed annually.

 

One representative nominated by the Scottish Division of the Community Dental Services Group of the BDA.

 

Up to two co-opted members as and when required.

 

Should an SPDSC member not attend for two consecutive meetings, taking into account the individual circumstances of the member, it will be at the discretion of the committee whether the member will continue to be an SPDSC member.

 

Quorum
Five voting members

 

Scottish Joint Negotiating Forum

The Scottish Joint Negotiating Forum (SJNF) is a tri-partite group Chaired by the Chief Dental Officer and comprises representatives from the BDA and its Scottish Public Dental Service Committee (SPDSC), the Scottish Government Directorate for Population Health and NHS Employers.


The Chair, Vice-Chair and one of two Clinical Directors nominated by the the Directors of Clinical Dental Services represent SPDSC the forum along with the BDA Scotland National Director, BDA Scotland Policy Adviser and the BDA Scotland Employment Relations Officer.


The Forum usually meets three times a year and its purpose is to discuss, consult and negotiate on all matters affecting primary care salaried dental services in Scotland. This includes terms and conditions, remuneration and other aspects of the delivery of salaried dental services.

 

SJNF Meeting Dates 2019 - 18 March 2019

 

SPDSC representatives

The SPDSC members for 2018-2020 are:

 

Directors of Clinical Dental Services
Dawn Adams, OBE, Fife
Peter Ommer, Ayr

 

Salaried Dentists Representatives
Claire Livingstone, Borders,
Philip McCallum, Highland
Andrea Walker, Highland
Graham Douglas Smith, Isle of Skye (Chair)
Kate Wiseman, Glasgow (Vice-Chair)
Andrew Mulford, Edinburgh

 

Representative nominated by the Consultants in Dental Public Health/Chief Administrative Dental Officers in Scotland (Observer)
Albert Yeung, Bothwell

 

AR Representative (Observer)
Kath McKinnon, NHS Orkney

 

Scottish Division of the CDS Group (Observer)
1 representative: TBC

 

Principal Executive Committee Members
Mick Armstrong, Chair of the PEC
Eddie Crouch, Deputy-Chair of the PEC

 

Information on the England Community Dental Service Committee.

 

Agendas and reports

SPDSC Agenda February 2019

SPDSC Report 26 Feb 2019

SPDSC Agenda September 2018

SPDSC Report 18 Sept 2018

SPDSC Agenda June 2018

SPDSC Report 26 June 2018

SPDSC Agenda February 2018

SPDSC Report 27 February 2018

 

Get in touch

For more information, please get in touch with the committee Secretary Elaine Bruce.