British Association of Dental Therapists

Representing dental therapists since 1963

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Deadline 10th December 2020

Press Release on behalf of The British Association of Dental Therapists and The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy

Dental hygienists and dental therapists are trained, indemnified and competent in the use of certain prescription only medicines. The mechanisms by which they use these medicines are varied and currently they can administer, sell and supply only by a patient specific direction (PSD) or a patient group directive (PGD). These mechanisms have advantages and disadvantages and the profession have decided to unite to find a more effective solution to providing these medicines in a timely and cost-efficient manner. 

The British Association of DentalTherapists (BADT) and British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) have been working on the NHS England project to change legislation and in collaboration with the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Governments, and are now consulting the public on proposed changes to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 to include the use by dental hygienists and therapists of a mechanism called exemptions.

Being able to use the exemptions mechanism will mean that

This would help dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists to provide safer, quicker and more comfortable care for their patients.

The Public Consultation can be found

And the consultation surveys will also be able to be accessed directly from the NHS England consultation hub from Thursday 15th October 2020 onwards at:

Fiona Sandom – BADT Representative
Michaela ONeill – BSDHT Representative

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