VOLUNTEER TO HELP NHS If you would like to volunteer to help the NHS during COVID-19 please complete this document of intent, found HERE: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/returning-clinicians/dental-profe...
CDO Latest Letter from Chief Dental Officer CDO releases letter Ref:001559 (25th March 2020) regarding Treatment of urgent cases and UDA targets; follow this link:- https://mcusercontent.com/73c3d4c9798efad92c827e730/files/8d28ebce-1ae3-...
BDA LATEST ADVICE Advised dental practices to limit treatment to urgent only. see letter 22-03-2020 here:- https://www.bda.org/advice/Coronavirus/Pages/latest-updates.aspx
CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE Please follow this link and scroll to the bottom of the document to find details for healthcare professionals last updated 17th March 2020; https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-g....
LATEST CDO REPORT dated 20th March 2020 see HERE :- https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/...
To summarise the latest guidance from the other countries of the UK is:
-To clearly display the communication posters on COVID-19.
-Practices should set up mechanisms to establish whether any potential patient or anyone in their household has symptoms, prior to any visit, by phone or text.
-Dental care services should not be delivered to those with potential COVID-19 symptoms or those in their households.
-Use robust infection control procedures, wiping down surfaces between patients with extra vigilance to include door handles etc. and use standard PPE.
-Reduce the number of routine check-ups by cancelling patients from vulnerable groups (and offering cancellation to anyone else who wishes to do so) to reduce the need to travel.
-Consider the potential risk of asymptomatic cases attending in this delay phase and reduce exposure of staff and patients to infection by avoiding all aerosol-generating procedures wherever possible.
-Agree on local arrangements to consolidate, where necessary, the provision of any essential, routine NHS work that cannot be delayed and urgent dental problems.
We stress that this will STILL only be guidance and up to you to risk assess your own practice and take the appropriate measures that work for patients and individuals in your practice.
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