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.
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.
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.
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