BPDS offers NHS and private dentistry within Wales and complies with the guidance for both as set out for Wales*. Details of the changes are listed below but current situation summarised
Current situation:- into 2021
BPDS is operating a locked door policy. Patients will only be admitted for a booked appointment. In order to assist in distancing we request phone/email etc contact in the first instance.
*Please note that English de-escalation plans differ from Wales and we are obliged to apply the Welsh plans.
It is likely that we will soon enter an “enhanced amber” phase. This will allow us to beginning assessing the definitive treatment needs of patients that have had problems over the lock down period as well as completing treatments that were already started – still within the restrictions of No AGPs. As soon as we have a date we will begin to contact patients, prioritised for those with most need that we feel the current restrictions will allow us to treat.
Please only contact the practice if you have an urgent need. Routine appointments will not be booked until further notice – in line with the All Wales de escalation planning.
28th May – English return to dentistry on 8th June announced – Welsh social restrictions relaxed to 2 families meeting at social distance. Dental restrictions remain unchanged in Wales
22nd May – NHS reform plans – draft proposals received for NHS reform to accommodate de-escalation and new ways of working
22nd May – Welsh De-escalation draft plans announced. NHS and private dentistry remains on lockdown. Phased step down announced through
6th April – BPDS introduces remote working for staff to manage patient calls/appointment cancellations with skeleton staff on site
30th March – BPDS instigates staff rotation to manage urgent needs of our patients while facilitating social distancing
23rd March – Red Alert level. Routine dentistry ceases. Practices are limited to non AGP procedures where 3As not appropriate or effective. UDCs established with enhanced PPE for AGP procedures
17th March – Normal dentistry ceases in Wales. Routine appointments were cancelled and efforts made to stabilise patients for anticipated lockdown
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