The office of the Chief Dental Officer in England has published a number of “common sense” changes to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for NHS providers. The changes cover the areas of safety, service planning and delivery, supporting staff, and managing health inequalities. Agilio will be considering these changes in detail and will advise members on significant changes which may impact current working practices in due course. Practices have also been advised that the current IPC guidance for should continue to be followed in full.
In addition, The CDO, Sara Hurley, has confirmed that “Staff, patients and visitors are expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, masks and other personal protection equipment”. Her full statement can be read here.