Consultation 2022

In February 2022, Dental Practitioners participating in Dental Vocational Training as a Trainer, participated in a survey regarding the extension of NES employment, as part of the Lead Employer Arrangements, to Vocational Dental Practitioners, as of August 2022, contingent upon regulatory changes being approved by the Scottish Government at the end of June 2022.  

Feedback confirmed general support from current and prospective Trainers for this change and highlighted the benefits of the Arrangements arising from the consolidation of HR activities. A small number of queries were raised, predominantly regarding annual leave and performance management, as well as around the Lead Employer Arrangements itself. These queries have been taken into consideration and further information relating to those are available below.