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Dental practice annual governance returns 2021/22

All practices in Northern Ireland are required to make their Quality Assurance Return relating to 2021/2022 to GDS.

Correspondence by 30 June 2022. This letter outlines the process. You must add your practice number and locality in the subject line when submitting via email.

The SPPG (formerly HSCB) expects practices to have in place policies and procedures in relation to:

  • Complaints
  • Adverse Incidents
  • Controlled Drugs
  • MDS Documents and Safety Alerts
  • Safety Notices
  • GDC Standards for the Dental Team
  • Training in Medical Emergencies
  • IV Sedation
  • COVID-19 Guidance
  • Business Continuity Plans.

The practice principal or lead dentist should complete in full the Quality Assurance Return on behalf of the practice by the end of this month.