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cf-dentist-doing-surgeryPerformance and Under Performance

"Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS"

In December 2003, the Department of Health in England issued the document "Maintaining High Professional Standards in the Modern NHS". It is a framework for the initial handling of concerns about doctors and dentists in the NHS, under the cover of Health Service Circular 2003/012. The framework consists of two parts:

  • Part I: Action when a concern arises
  • Part II: Restriction of practice and exclusion.

This document is used in any performance related issues contracted under Salaried Primary Dental Care Service (SPDCS) arrangements.

The document is available to download below.

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