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The National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2017

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Amendment of the National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Scotland) Regulations 2010

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3.—(1) In regulation 2(1) (interpretation)—

(a)after the definition of “dental care professionals register” insert—

“Dental Core Training” means a period of postgraduate training following vocational training (or any equivalent training undertaken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland), administered in Scotland by NHS Education for Scotland and comprising clinical and educational sessions with regular assessment of the competencies required for  progress;;

(b)after the definition of “disqualification” insert—

“electronic communication” has the meaning given by section 15(1) of the Electronic Communications Act 2000(1);;

(c)for the definition of “estimate” substitute—

“estimate” means information submitted by a dentist to the SDPB in accordance with paragraph 28 of schedule 1 for the purpose of obtaining prior approval of care and treatment on a form supplied by the Health Board or in electronic form;;

(d)for the definition of “estimate” substitute—

“estimate” means information submitted by a dentist to the SDPB in accordance with paragraph 28 of schedule 1 for the purpose of obtaining prior approval of care and treatment;;

(e)after the definition of “estimate” insert—

“form to like effect” includes where information that would otherwise be provided in a form supplied by the Health Board is compiled in electronic form (except where otherwise stated);;

(f)in the definition of “in writing”, for “transmission by electronic means” substitute “an electronic communication”;

(g)after the definition of “orthodontist” insert—

“Part 1 training” means a course of training provided by NHS Education for Scotland which includes training on radiology, managing medical emergencies including basic life support, infection prevention and control, consent, record keeping and best practice guidance;

“Part 2 training” means a course of training provided by NHS Education for Scotland which includes training on consent, the content and application of these Regulations and other relevant rules and law, the Statement of Dental Remuneration, infection prevention and control, record keeping and best practice guidance;;

(h)for the definition of “practice record form” substitute–

“practice record form” means a form referred to in, and completed in accordance with, paragraph 29(3)(a) or (5)(a) of schedule 1 in the context of obtaining general dental services;;

(i)after the definition of “scheme member” insert—

“Specialty Training” means a period of postgraduate training to the relevant General Dental Council specialty curriculum, administered in Scotland by NHS Education for Scotland and comprising clinical and educational sessions with regular assessment of the competencies required for progress to the award of a Certificate of Completion of Specialty Training;; and

(j)after the definition of “terms of service” insert—

“test of knowledge” means an assessment set by NHS Education for Scotland, which includes questions on any of the topics specified in schedule A1;.

(2) Paragraph (1)(c) ceases to have effect on 1st January 2019.

(1)

2000 c.7; section 15(1) was amended by the Communications Act 2003 (c.21), schedule 17, paragraph 158.

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