The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) is an initiative of the National Dental Advisory Committee (NDAC) in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES). SDCEP is funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorates and contributes to NES's role in implementing the Scottish Government's Dental Action Plan.
The NDAC is a body of dental professionals, representing all branches of the profession, which acts in an advisory capacity to the Chief Dental Officer. It considers issues that are of national importance in Scottish dentistry and also provides feedback to other bodies within the Scottish Government on related, relevant healthcare matters.
For each guidance topic, a guidance development group of dental professionals with particular interest or experience in a given area of dentistry is convened to develop and write the guidance. This work is supported by the Programme Development Team, which facilitates all aspects of guidance development, including information and evidence searching and appraisal, research, liaising with external organisations, editing, publication and dissemination.
If you are interested in participating in SDCEP's work, for example as a member of a guidance development group or to contribute during consultation on draft guidance, or if you would like to suggest a new topic for guidance development, please contact the SDCEP office.
Members of the SDCEP team also have a key role in the TRiaDS (Translation Research in a Dental Setting) Programme. TRiaDS is an international multidisciplinary collaboration of researchers conducting implementation research embedded within the SDCEP guidance development process. TRiaDS aims to create a generalisable evaluative knowledge translation framework that is readily transferable across national and international jurisdictions and professional disciplines.
For further information see the TRiaDS Programme protocol (Implementation Science 2010, 5:57).
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