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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. 

 

SPDSC Policy Document

SPDSC Policy Document - June 2019

 

Member updates

Correspondence with Scottish Government Ministers and the CDO

  • Letter to the CDO on 29 March and reply dated 8 April r​e 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

COVID-19 Pandemic

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.


Blogs

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 Circulars

22 January NHS Circular: PCS(COV)2021/1 -  £500 COVID Payment.

 

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


SPDSC Representatives

The SPDSC representatives for 2018-2021 are:

 

Representatives nominated by the Scottish Association of Clinical Dental Directors

Dawn Adams, Fife

Peter Ommer, Ayrshire & Arran

 

PDS Representatives

Graham Douglas Smith (Chair)
Kate Wiseman
Philip McCallum (Vice Chair)
Andrea Walker
Claire Livingstone
Andrew Mulford

 

Consultant in Dental Public Health
Albert Yeung

 

AR Representative
Kath McKinnon

 

Scottish Division of the CDS Group
Vacant seat

PEC Representatives

Eddie Crouch, BDA PEC Chair
Peter Crooks, BDA PEC Deputy Chair


Meeting dates 2021

Tuesday 22 June

Tuesday 21 September


 

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Get in touch

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