Updated 5th. May. 2016
15.45 Monday 25th April 2016.
I have just this afternoon been made aware of a letter sent out to dentists by the Depts. of Health for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
It is a damning
condemnation of the IACSD report published almost exactly 12 months ago
and which stopped me delivering my courses between April and December
The IACSD then went on to
accept my application later in 2015 to became accredited to deliver
sedation training following their guidelines. That I achieved in
I have written today to Prof. Richard Ibbetson, Chair of IACSD, Neil Sutcliffe, their administration person with whom I exchanged a large number of e-mails during 2015, copying in also David Craig, IACSD committee member representing DSTG, Mary Clarke current president of DSTG (The Dental Sedation Teacher's Group) and Dental Protection too.
The reply to my letter is likely to impact the teaching of dental conscious sedation in the immediate future and the requirements for those new to sedation techniques.
Richard Charon BDS
MORE NEWS ...
Weds. 27th April 2016
" I have this morning received some further "clarification" from trusted source within IACSD/SAAD & DSTG.
Together with my own interpretation, I believe this means that:
The 2015 guidelines are still the Gold Standard to aim at as it is the
distilled knowledge and wisdom of the Royal Colleges & SAAD &
DSTG & other stakeholders involved BUT...
the Minimum standards have now been re-set to 2003 by DoH to allow continued provision of NHS services.
My further interpretation (unsubstantiated) is that there is a lack of funding and/or accredited teachers and supervisors currently in conscious sedation to meet the standards set in 2015 and so strict adherence (even 12 months after their publication) to the 2015 guidelines is not currently possible for NHS provision in hospital and community services.. So we now await a verdict from Scotland on what sedation guidelines should look like to satisfy the UK DoHs.
Good to know I am ahead of the curve!
This means that as of 25th April 2016, you may now choose to engage
your own local Inhalation Sedation mentor to oversee your first 10
cases, if you so choose and so you may choose to attend only the theory
and practical demonstrations on day 1 of the 3 day course.
NB: This one-day course alone WILL NOT make you competent
to undertake independent sedation practice.
I am delighted to announce that I have achieved a City and Guilds Level 4 award in
"Preparing to Teach in the Life-long Learning Sector". This is a basic, recognized teaching award designed for people running skills or educational workshops on a part-time basis.