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 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
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.
BlogsScotland: 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.
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
The SPDSC representatives for 2018-2021 are:
Representatives nominated by the Scottish Association of Clinical Dental Directors
Dawn Adams, Fife
Peter Ommer, Ayrshire & Arran
Graham Douglas Smith (Chair)
Philip McCallum (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 2021
Tuesday 22 June
Tuesday 21 September