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The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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1.  An application shall contain the following information:—

(a)(i)in the case of a dentist, the applicant’s full name, sex, date of birth, private address, telephone number and e-mail address and National Insurance number, if the applicant has one;

(ii)in the case of a body corporate, the body corporate’s name, registered office and registered number, telephone number, e-mail address and a list of the full names, dates of birth, private addresses and (if they have one) the national insurance numbers, of all the directors and the secretary;

(b)in the case of a dentist the date of first registration and any subsequent registration as a dental practitioner in the register of dentists and registration number, dental qualifications registerable under the Dentists Act 1984(1) and when obtained;

(c)whether the applicant is a registered dental practitioner or a body corporate;

(d)the applicant’s vocational training number if the applicant has one;

(e)address of proposed practice premises and, in the case of any mobile surgery, the address to which correspondence may be sent;

(f)whether there is access to the proposed dental surgery without use of stairs;

(g)whether the proposed dental surgery has wheelchair access;

(h)proposed days and hours of attendance and whether patients will be seen by appointment only and, in the case of any mobile surgery, particulars of places to be regularly visited and the times of those visits;

(i)whether the applicant is intending to practise—

(i)as a single-handed practitioner;

(ii)as a partner, and if so the name and address of each intended partner and whether or not such partner’s name is included in the first part of the Health Board’s dental list;

(iii)as an associate, and if so the name and address of each intended associate and whether or not the associate’s name is included in the first part of the Health Board’s dental list;

(iv)as a body corporate;

(v)as an employee of, or under any other contractual or legal arrangement or relationship with, a body corporate and if so, full details of the name, telephone number, and e-mail address, of the body corporate and its registered office and registered number, and the names of all the directors and secretary or members as the case may be;

(j)the names of any assistants the applicant or any person referred to in paragraphs (i)(ii), (iii) or (iv) of sub-paragraph (i) intends to employ or already employs at the proposed practice premises;

(k)(except where the applicant is a body corporate) chronological details of the applicant’s professional experience (including the starting and finishing dates of each appointment together with an explanation of any gaps between appointments) with any additional supporting particulars, and an explanation of why the applicant was dismissed from any post;

(l)whether the general dental services to be provided are restricted to orthodontic treatment;

(m)details of any list or equivalent list from which the applicant has ever been disqualified, conditionally disqualified, removed, suspended, contingently removed or suspended or to which admission was refused or conditionally granted together with reasons for such disqualification, conditional disqualification, removal, suspension, refusal, or conditional admission;

(n)(except where the applicant is a body corporate) name and addresses of two referees who are willing to provide clinical references relating to two recent posts as a dentist each of which lasted at least 3 months without a significant break and which may include a current post, or, where this is not possible a full explanation, and name and address of an alternative referee or referees;

(o)(except where the applicant is a body corporate) if the applicant is a national of an EEA state, evidence that the applicant has a knowledge of English which, in the interests of the applicant and of patients who may receive general dental services from the applicant, is necessary for providing general dental services;

(p)if the applicant is the director of a corporate body, the name and registered office of that body;

(q)(except where the applicant is a body corporate) whether any limitations have been imposed by any government organisation which restrict the applicant’s ability to work in any specified capacity in Scotland and, if so, the details of these;

(r)whether the applicant is indemnified against claims relating to the practise of dentistry in relation to dentistry performed by that dentist, and by any assistant, deputy and dental care professional whose work the dentist intends to direct or, in the case of a body corporate, any dentistry performed by an employee of, or a person under any other contractual or legal arrangement or relationship with, that body corporate and if the applicant is so indemnified, documentary evidence to that effect;

(s)if the applicant is, or has been where the outcome was adverse, the subject of any investigation by the Agency or any other body in relation to fraud;

(t)whether the applicant has—

(i)had sequestration of the applicant’s estate awarded, or been adjudged bankrupt;

(ii)been made the subject of a bankruptcy restrictions order or an interim bankruptcy restrictions order under Schedule 4A to the Insolvency Act 1986(2);

(iii)made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, the applicant’s creditors;

(u)where the applicant is a body corporate, whether—

(i)an administrator, administrative receiver or receiver has been appointed in respect of it;

(ii)an administration order has been made in respect of it under Schedule B1 to the Insolvency Act 1986; or

(iii)it has been wound up under Part IV of the Insolvency Act 1986; or

(v)whether the applicant is subject to a disqualification order under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986(3), the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(4) or to an order made under section 429(2)(b) of the Insolvency Act 1986 (failure to pay under county court administration order).

(2)

1986 c.45 Schedule 4A was subject to transitional provisions specified in S.I. 2003/2093, Article 7.

(3)

1986 c.46 as amended by the Friendly Societies Act 1992 (c.40), the Companies Act 1989 (c.40), the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (c.23), the Insolvency Act 2000 (c.39), the Enterprise Act 2002 (c.40) by Water Act 2003 (c.37), the Courts Act 2003 (c.39), the Companies (Audit, Investigations and Community Enterprise) Act 2004 (c.27), the National Health Service (Consequential Provisions) Act 2006 (c.43), S.I. 1990/355, S.I. 1990/2569, S.I. 2001/766, S.I. 2001/1228, S.I. 2003/2093 and S.I. 2003/2096.

(4)

S.I. 1986/1032 (N.1.6), as relevantly amended by S.I. 1989/2404 (N.I.18), S.I. 2002/3150 (N.I.4)., as amended.

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