Rules and Regulations
The following information is aimed at Foundation Dentists Year 1 (FD1s) who are part of the 2010/2011 Dental Foundation Training Scheme and attending study days of one of the four courses within the Mersey Deanery.
A full list of Foundation Dental Training Scheme Personnel is available on the Dental Foundation Training Scheme page.
Foundation Dentists Year 1 (FD1s) are required to be on time for the Study Day Course, even when travelling to a venue other than the Postgraduate Centre. We regard this as a matter of courtesy to our lecturers and speakers, many of whom will have travelled long distances to make presentations at our Study Days.
Although it is not necessary to wear formal dress, smart casual dress is expected at the Study Day Course; Foundation Dentists Year 1 (FD1s) are requested to remember that when visiting professional organisations, such as the Dental Practice Board, The British Dental Association and the General Dental Council, or attending outside courses, other members of the profession will be present and on these occasions all FD1s will be expected to dress in an appropriate manner.
Failure to attend Study Day Course
In order to complete the Dental Foundation Training Scheme all FD1s must attend 30 Study Days during the Dental Foundation Training year. Failure to complete the 30 days will result in non-certification at the end of the year. If for any reason you are unable to attend a Study Day, i.e. due to sickness, then you must either inform:
- Your Dental Foundation Training Advisor/ Course Organiser
- Dental Foundation Training Manager, Karen Stowell-Smith Tel: 0151 285 4743
as soon as possible.You will be required to "make up" any missed Study Days by attending a suitable alternative course, this must be done in conjunction with prior arrangement with your Trainer and Dental Foundation Adviser.
Cheques sent to the Dental Foundation Administrator in respect of payment for accommodation arranged etc. will be acknowledged by a receipt letter, this letter should be enclosed with your FP84 Claim Form when making your claim for reimbursement. Duplicate receipt letters will not be issued. Completed FP84 forms must be submitted to the PCT and not to the Deanery.
Foundation Dentists Year 1 (FD1s) Holiday Entitlement
The holiday entitlement is 28 working days, inclusive of 8 Bank Holidays for an employee who works five days a week (1 August 2010 to 31 July 2011). Holidays must not be taken when a Study Day Course is running. All holidays must be arranged by mutual agreement with your trainer and the appropriate notice given.
Study Day Evaluation:
After each study day you are required to complete an evaluation form and send it to your course organiser.
Expenses - Dental Foundation Trainers(DFTs)/FD1s
All expenses are claimed using the FP84 Claim Form. Keep a copy for your records and send the original to your local PCT.
Receipts for all expenses must be submitted with FP84-05-10 claim forms otherwise payment will not be made. The rates payable are available from PCTs and changes are notified to dentists as they occur. You may claim:
- Travelling Expenses
- Mileage Allowance
- Night Subsistence
- Day Subsistence - for absences of over 5 hours to 10 hours and 10+ hours
It is acceptable for FD1s to staple a list of their expenses to the form if they wish to submit claims to PCTs on a term basis rather than submit several individual forms.
For absence from home or practice: For each mile 23p (w.e.f. 1.7.93) N.B. If FD1s travel by rail, they should use second class and attach tickets or receipts to claim forms.
London and elsewhere Maximum of £55.00 N.B. Only the actual receipted cost of bed and breakfast may be reimbursed and receipts must be submitted with Form FP84. Night allowance in non-commercial accommodation (friend/relative) £25.00.
Lunch allowance £5.00 N.B. applicable when more than five hours away from office/surgery, including the lunchtime between 1200-1400 hours. Evening meal allowance £15.00 N.B. applicable when more than 10 hours away from the office/surgery after 1900 hours.
Per 24 hour period £20.00 Day.