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.
SPDSC Policy Document
SPDSC Policy Document - June 2019
Correspondence with Scottish Government Ministers and the CDO
- Letter to Chief Executives dated 1 November - Winter Preparedness Funding for the PDS
- Letter from the CDO dated
9 June – ventilation funding confirmed for NHS dental practices
Letter to Minister dated
3 June – joint letter from Scottish craft committee Chairs to highlight concerns about a range of issues, many of which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.
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 on 3 November with reply dated
10 November 2020 re remobilisation plans for the PDS
- Letter to the Minister for Public Health and Sport on
30 June 2020 with reply dated
27 July 2020 re PDS budget
Copies of BDA correspondence with the Minister for Public Health Sport and Wellbeing and the CDO can be read on the
SDPC section as well as all recent PCAs relating to COVID-19.
Regular updates are provided via Coronavirus live updates.
Scotland: Putting PDS in the spotlight
- Graham Smith, Chair of the Scottish PDS Committee, highlights the massive backlog of unmet dental need and the future capacity concerns.
NHS Pay Circular: 2020-21
NHS Pay Circular PCS(DD)2020/02 issued by Scottish Government on 24 August 2020 detailing the changes in the pay and national terms of service of all NHS employed staff.
NHS Pay Circular PCS(DD)2020/02 Medical Dental Pay 2020/21
The SPDSC representatives for 2022-2024 are:
Representatives nominated by the PDS Leads Group
Alison Milne, NHS Dumfries and Galloway
Geraldeen Irving, NHS Lanarkshire
Philip MacCallum (Chair)
Graham Douglas Smith (Vice Chair)
Consultant in Dental Public Health
Scottish Division of the CDS Group
Eddie Crouch, BDA PEC Chair
Peter Crooks, BDA PEC Deputy Chair
Meeting dates 2022
Tuesday 22 February
Tuesday 21 June
Tuesday 20 September