New edition of dental prescribing guidance published by SDCEP
Dental prescribing within the NHS is restricted to drugs included in the Dental Practitioner's Formulary, which is incorporated within the British National Formulary (BNF).
To facilitate easy access to information that is most relevant to drug prescribing within primary care dental practice, the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme has published a second edition of their guidance 'Drug Prescribing For Dentistry', which was first published in 2008. Up-to-date advice on dental prescribing is presented in a readily accessible, problem-orientated style and advice on drugs used to manage medical emergencies is also provided.
This guidance is suitable for informing dental practitioners in the primary care sector, and applies to all patients, including adults, children and those with special needs, who would normally be treated in this sector.
An initiative of the National Dental Advisory Committee and NHS
Education for Scotland, SDCEP provides guidance on a variety of
topics to support the delivery of quality patient care.
To view the second edition of the 'Drug Prescribing For Dentistry' guidance, visit the SDCEP website: http://www.scottishdental.org/cep.