Conscious Sedation in Dentistry – guideline updated

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The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has recently published its updated guidance on conscious sedation in dentistry. The guideline was initially published in 2006. The aim of the guidance is to to promote good clinical practice through recommendations for the provision of conscious sedation in dentistry that is both safe and effective. It is [read the full story…]

New CQUIN guidance focuses on identifying and referring people with dementia

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The Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payment framework enables commissioners to reward excellence by linking a proportion of providers’ income to the achievement of local quality improvement goals. The framework aims to embed quality within commissioner-provider discussions and to create a culture of continuous quality improvement, with stretching goals agreed in contracts on an [read the full story…]