2018 NAPDUK Annual Conference

Prison Dentistry:  Broadening Horizons

The 2018 NAPDUK Annual Conference is almost here.    We have a packed and varied programme which has something for everyone.

We return this year to the Aztec Hotel & Spa in Bristol on Friday, 9 March 2018.  There will be an informal, afternoon programme on Thursday, 8 March 2017, followed by the Association’s Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner.  The Thursday afternoon session has proven particularly popular over the past several years and is a great opportunity to meet up with colleagues and discuss current issues in prison dentistry.

A copy of the programme with registration information is available here:  2018 NAPDUK Annual Conference Registration Info

We look forward to seeing you all in Bristol!

All registration is being done electronically this year.  The electronic registration is simple and will speed up the process by sending you an automatic reply confirming your place, a completed conference registration with programme for your records, and an invoice if you requested one.

Seasonal Flu Update

For those who have not read the guidance issued by PHE on seasonal flu 2017/2018, this may be downloaded here.

Today Public Health England issued the following alert:

Seasonal Flu outbreaks:  Due to very high levels of seasonal flu activity in England, prison and IRC healthcare teams are advised that outbreaks are possible at this time. We have already reported an outbreak in one of our prisons and have had reports of individual cases in other prisons.  Vigilance is required to detect an outbreak.

Dental Services Audit

As you will all be aware Public Health England circulated an electronic questionnaire to all prisons in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in November 2017. This is an opportunity to provide input that will shape the future of prison dental services. One survey should be completed by the lead clinician at each prison.

This is a gentle reminder that time is passing by and if not already completed then please fill out the questionnaire as soon as possible. If you have not received a letter with instructions regarding the survey then please contact NAPDUK.

Website Crash

Our website had a serious crash over the New Year break.  We have been able to rely on the nightly backups to recover in the past but our restore file also failed.

We appreciate your patience whilst we are in transition to a new website.  Apologies for any inconvenience and delays our members may have experienced.