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Recent Correspondence

Updated: 8th February 2024

2024

Letter from Michael Donaldson, SPPG – RE: Out of Hours Arrangements for Emergency Dental Care Spring Holidays 2024 (Dated: 08-02-24)

HSS(MD) 02/2024 – Seasonal Influenza Vaccination offer to all 50-64 year olds and all Health & Social Care Workers. (Dated: 17-01-24)

Letter from Michael Donaldson, Primary Care – RE: 2023/24 Dental Health Survey of 5 year old children. (Dated: 04-01-24)

 

2023

Letter from Michael Donaldson, SPPG – RE: Expression of Interest for Participation in PUPAS PDS Pilot (Dec 2023).  Please see the below reference material linked to this Pilot. (Dated: 30-11-23)

Letter from Joe Brogan, Primary Care – RE: Closure of the Northern Ireland Medicine Governance Website.  (Dated: 16-11-23)

Dental News, September 2023 – Update from HSC Pensions Services (Dated: 09-23)

Medicines Notification: Class 4 Medicines Defect Information – Palmolive (U.K.) Limited, Duraphat 5000ppm Fluoride Toothpaste (51g), PL 00049 0050 (Dated: 07-09-23)

Letter from Claire Hamilton, BSO – RE: Use of BSO Interpreting Services (Dental Practices) (Dated: 31-08-23)

Letter from Michael Donaldson re Cessation of Paper Schedules 3 October 2023

Letter from Michael O’Neill, General Dental & Ophthalmic Services, RE: GDS Rebuilding Support Scheme 2023-24 (23.05.2023)

Revised WCA966 (May 2023) – Notice of Withdrawal from a Capitation or Continuing Care Arrangement (Microsoft Word Format)

Letter from Michael Donaldson, SPPG, RE: Process for Termination of a Continuing Care or Capitation Arrangement (25.05.23)

Letter from Michael O’Neill, General Dental and Ophthalmic Services, RE: General Dental Services Update (24.02.23)

Letter from Michael Donaldson, SPPG, RE: Resolution of the technical issues with EDI Claim Submissions (09.02.23)

 

Letter from Michael Donaldson, SPPG, RE: Enhanced Dental Access & Prevention of Dental Decay in Children (0 – 10 years) in Northern Ireland

Reference material for Enhanced Dental Access & Prevention of Dental Decay in Children (0 – 10 years) in Northern Ireland is available :

Appendix 1

Appendix 2

 

Revenue Grant Scheme 2021/22

Letter from Michael Donaldson, HSCB, RE: Revenue Grant Scheme (RGS) for GDS Dental Practices 2021/22 (January 2022)

Annex 1 – Revenue Grant Scheme (RGS) Application Form (docx) 2021/22 (January 2022)

Annex 2 – Revenue Grant Scheme (RGS) Priority Areas for Funding (January 2022)

Annex 3 – Ventilation in Dental Practices (January 2022)

 

2022

7th June 2022 – Letter to GDPs From Michael Donaldson – Process For Termination of a Continuing Care or Capitation Arrangement

7th January 2022 – Letter to GDPs – General Dental Services Update

6th January 2022 – DoH Safety Alert – DSI-2021-010 – Rheovalves Needle Free Connector – Baihe Medical

 

2021

22nd October 2021 – Letter from Daniel Bartsch, GP, Dental and Ophthalmic Service Manager, RE: Claim for missed Item Code 3001 Payments for October 2021 Payment Cycle

7th October 2021 – Letter from Michael Donaldson, Head of Dental Services and Daniel Bartsch, GP, Dental & Ophthalmic Service Manager, RE: Advice on Submitting Claims for Item Code 3001

7th October 2021 –  Letter from Michael O’Neill, DoH, RE: PPE Funding for General Dental Practioners

24th September 2021 – HSS(MD) 69/2021 – COVID-19 Booster Vaccine Programme for Winter 2021/22

17th September 2021 – HSS(MD) 64/2021 – Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2021/22

11th August 2021 – Letter from Dental Payments Team, RE: Items of Service & COVID-19: Support Arrangements for 2021/22

9th August 2021 – Letter from Michael O’Neill, DoH, RE: COVID-19 Support Arrangements for 2021/22

6th August 2021 – HSS(MD) 56/2021 – Further Updated Advice from JCVI Regarding Children Aged 16 and 17 Years of Age

3rd August 2021 – HSS(MD) 54/2021 – Updated JCVI Advice RE: Children 12-17 Years of Age

2nd August 2021 – Letter from Michael Donaldson, Head of Dental Services, RE: Infection Prevention and Control Guidance

28th July 2021 – Letter from Ms Louise McMahon, Director of Integrated Care, RE: HSC Staff – COVID-19 Recognition Payment

23rd July 2021 – HSS(MD) 49/2021 – Fully Vaccinated Health & Social Care Staff Told to Self-Isolate as a Close Contact may be Permitted to Attend Work in Exceptional Circumstances

23rd July 2021 – HSS(MD) 47/2021 – Personal Protective Equipment and Heat: Risk of Heat Stress.

9th July 2021 –  HSS(MD) – 45/2021 –  EU Settlement Scheme – Access to Healthcare for EU, EEA and Swiss Citizens Resident in Northern Ireland by 31st December 2020

2nd July 2021 – Letter from Michael O’Neill, DoH, RE: COVID-19 Financial Support to NI General Dental Practitioners

7th May 2021 – USC Information for GDP

 

2020

 

2019

3rd December 2019 Letter From DoH Re The Misuse Of Drugs Regulations (NI) 2019 (HSS(MD)36 2019)

11th November 2019 – Letter from HSCB re Agenda for Change Industrial Action – Business Continuity and Contingency Planning

14th October 2019 Letter From DoH RE Developing A Statutory Duty Of Candour For Health And Social Care

4th July 2019 Extension Of HPV Vaccination Programme To Boys Aged 12 To 13 Years Old

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