Dentistry – Access to Emergency Care Summary (ECS) Data – Covid-19 Response

In light of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Scotland, the Scottish Government have informed all Health Boards that they may provide access to the Emergency Care Summary (ECS) System to General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) as part of their Covid-19 response.

This measure is supported by the Scottish General Practitioners’ Committee of the British Medical Association.

Under current Data Protection Legislation, sharing data under the current circumstances would be considered to be in the public task GDPR, Article 6(1)(e), and necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health, GDPR, Article 9(2)(i). 

GDPs, where it is necessary for the delivery of your care will access your Emergency Care Summary which contains:

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • The name of your GP surgery
  • An identifying number called a CHI number
  • Information about any medicines prescribed by your GP surgery
  • Any bad reactions you’ve had to medicines that your GP knows about

For some people there will be additional information from your GP record available, this is contained in the Key Information Summary (KIS), your GP will have discussed this information with you and sought your consent.

Please be assured that the NHS stores your Emergency Care Summary electronically using the highest standards of security.

All staff accessing the Emergency Care Summary system have professional and contractual obligations of confidentiality.

A record is kept of everyone who has looked at your Emergency Care Summary.  

Please speak to your GDPs if you have any concerns regarding this.

Thank you for choosing Belhaven Dental Practice.

We are a family dental practice who pride ourselves in providing the best quality of patient care for patients of all ages, anxieties and demands. We offer treatment under the NHS or privately and offer a convenient monthly payment plan. If you wish to register please contact us or see our reception staff for an appointment to suit you.

About Us

We are a family dental practice which has been providing care in Wishaw since the late 1950’s. 

The practice was formerly owned by Kieran Watters and prior to that his father Bill Watters.  A number of our staff have trained with Kieran over the years and we are very proud to continue to have his input in the future of the practice.

In 2015, the practice relocated to the Houldsworth Centre Wishaw.  Here we can offer disabled access as well as, spacious, comfortable and bright surroundings for our staff and patients.  A number of healthcare and community services are available in the centre.

Our Skills

At Belhaven Dental practice we aim to achieve the highest possible standards of dental care for all our patients.

We pride ourselves in continuing to provide ethical, quality NHS dentistry in an ever changing society.  In order to meet the changing needs of our patients we also offer a number of private treatments.

We are committed to promoting good oral health and can advise you on how to achieve this. Proud to be a primarily NHS practice, we also provide private dental care to meet the demanding needs of our patients.  We offer a dental payment plan provided by Simply Health Professionals commonly known as Denplan. We also cater for our NHS patients who perhaps want specific private treatments. For example, white fillings, whitening, veneers.

What People Say

We have had many happy patients over the years. Here is what some of them have to say about or practice:

Excellent dental practice wonderful staff most important thing excellent Dentists.

William Hamilton

Very happy, great service, friendly staff and excellent advice and treatment. Keep up the good work.

Anne Brooks

Best dentist around for all of us. All staff are lovely and make you feel really comfortable.

Margaret Marshall

All staff are excellent, make me always feel at ease. Thanks for everything.

Michelle Clark

Excellent dental practice, been coming to the practice for a while now and literally the best dentist I’ve ever been to, plus the only dentist I know with a fantastic view out the window.

Aileen Leggate

Desi is wonderful, so kind and listens! Great staff!

Janette Doig

After years of discomfort with my partial upper denture, Sarah referred me for an assessment of my suitability for implant surgery. I am now the proud owner of an implant retained upper denture and the difference it’s made is remarkable. Although an expensive option I would recommend anyone considering this treatment to go ahead if possible. Huge thanks to Sarah and the team at Belhaven Dental for supporting me through the process.

Patricia Friskey / Sept 2019