Your monthly news and updates from CODE
The Department of Health recently published Dental Quality and Outcomes Framework for 2015-16 (DQOF), which gives details to be used in the dental contract prototypes.
You may be considering taking on your VT placement as an associate or be one of the many practices with a vacancy for an associate. This article gives an overview of the things you should take into account when recruiting an associate.
The CODE Quality Practice Scheme (QPS) is designed to give you the peace of mind that your compliance activities are being monitored by CODE consultants, who are available to give you advice and guidance in order to help you stay up to date.
Some important dates for you to remember over the next few months.
From 1 April 2016, the new National Living Wage (NLW) came into effect for all workers aged 25 and over.
Each year we carry out a complete overhaul of the iComply workflow and quality assurance modules; in fact more than 60 templates have been changed. But don't panic!
Dealing with different languages in a multi-cultural workforce can be tricky for employers who don't want to risk potential race discrimination charges.
Due to demand we are pleased to have launched two new consultancy services designed to meet your needs.  
CODE has put together a useful guide to HIW inspections designed to help you to understand what to expect.
It's already April meaning we're into the second quarter of 2016 (doesn't time fly?) and Spring is around the corner. This also means that any January resolution that you eventually put off can well and truly be shelved now, so it's time to start thinking afresh. 
When Milad Shadrooh, a dentist from Basingstoke, first recorded his dental parody of Pharrell's Happy (that he aptly renamed Gappy) it was only supposed to be a bit of fun to share on Facebook among dental friends.
Keep checking your iComply news section
We are working on updating a number of modules that will be released over the next few weeks, as well as deleting some that are no longer required.
Full list here.
How to pass the new CQC inspection
CODE evening seminars - Birmingham, Manchester and Brighton
There's no doubt about it, compliance can be a daunting task. This event will highlight how the iComply Application can help you through its easy-to-use system that schedules areas of compliance throughout the year. 
For more information and to book click here.
The Dentistry Show 2016
We're pleased to announce that we'll be attending The Dentistry Show this year!
There will also be plenty of special show deals to take advantage of, as well as the chance to meet our lovely team who'll be able to demonstrate how iComply can help tame your compliance elephant and answer any questions you might have. 
More information here.
New CPD training courses
How to meet the new CQC Fundamental Standards 
- 3 hours CPD 
- Includes 4 certificates
- Presented by Alex O'Neill and Paul Mendlesohn

Equality, Dignity and Human Rights
- 2 hours CPD

- Presented by Ann Khambata

- Includes 4 certificates 

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