The Cambs & Peterborough LDC represents all NHS dentists in the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough regions, including those who offer both private & NHS treatment.

Welcome

We aim to represent the interests and welfare of all NHS dentists in our area, while also ensuring that high standards of patient care are achieved.

On this site you will find information about what we do, a copy of our constitution, contact details for our committee members and minutes of recent meetings that have been held.

If you have any queries about anything you read or if you would like more information about the LDC you can contact the LDC direct via our contact us form.

News

Joint Statement to Support Reflective Practitioners

Lisa Bainbridge, Stakeholder Engagement Manager at the General Dental Council stated:

“we, along with eight other healthcare regulators*, published a joint statement on the importance and benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner.

We have worked together to develop the statement, which sets out each of our organisations’ requirements for reflection. It also offers advice for practitioners on how to approach reflection effectively, both as individuals and as part of teams.

This work is part of a shared commitment to drive an open and honest culture where professionals feel able to reflect on their experiences to support development and learning.

How reflection can help dental professionals

As well as reinforcing how reflection can help dental professionals gain insight into their whole practice, the statement highlights the direct impact it can have on improving services and patient care.

It endorses the value of dental practitioners reflecting in groups, teams and multi-professional settings to help develop ideas that can bring about positive change in practice. As part of this, it makes it clear that employers should encourage their teams to make time for reflection as a way of aiding development, improving wellbeing and deepening professional commitment.

Read statement


New appointment and post-operative phone number for minor oral surgery patients

When patients for minor oral surgery are referred through the Referral Management Service and Dental Health Care Cambridgeshire is chosen as the provider, the patient will be contacted by the administration team to make an appointment at one of six sites. The centralised management of appointments will provide more choice to the patient and ensures they are offered an appointment as soon as possible.

To support with signposting and queries, this is the new number (below) given to patients once they are accepted through the referral management service: 0300 555 66 67.

It will be live from 5 March 2019.

If you have any queries about this, on any other element of this service, then please do not hesitate to contact Hazel Byatt, Minor Oral Surgery Administration Manager via email at ccs.dentalhealthcaremos@nhs.net

 

Professional Dentistry Midlands CPD Event

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough LDC has sponsored part payment of the Professional Dentistry Midlands CPD Event on Saturday, 6th April 2019 at The Kingsgate Conference Centre, Peterborough. Course fees are normally £39.95 but will be offered to our constituents at £19.95.

This Event is highly recommended offering a range of CPD topics and hours. Courses cover all of the latest changes and developments in dental practice and are presented by leading speakers in their field.

Please visit the website to book your course. cpd.professionaldentistry.co.uk/?EventCode=PDMidlands201

 

How data should be submitted for the Friends and Family Test (FFT)

http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/fft-dent-serv-guid.pdf

 

Area Team Decision on UDA over-performance

The East Anglia Area Team have confirmed that any over performance of UDA's up to 2% of your contract value for the year 2013/2014 can be carried forward to the following financial year 2014/2015. This means that you will require to achieve less UDA's for the new financial year of up to a maximum of 2%. If you have exceeded the 2% tolerance you have been permitted, the excess you have done above the 2% will be lost.

 

Guidance on the Dental Management of Patients with Haemophilia and Bleeding Disorders