Once you have logged in to SDCS, follow these steps:
1. click the Submissions drop-down and select New.
eDEC should appear in the Collection field - if not, select it from the drop-down.
2. Click Create to go to the eDEC submission page.
Here you can see a list of GP practices that you have been registered to submit for, and the current status of each submission.
3. Click on the name of the practice to open the eDEC submission form main page.
From here you can click on sections to open them, view the fields and the entries given in the previous eDEC submission, and click Change to change these if you need to.
Some questions are marked as optional or voluntary. You do not have to answer these, but completing these questions will help us plan to better support GP practices in the future.
You can navigate in and out of sections as many times as you need to. Click Save and continue to save your progress, or Save and complete to save a section and mark it as complete on the main page.
You will need to confirm your GP practice catchment area during the eDEC. Practices should visit the NHS GP Catchment Hub to access your catchment area.
Enter details for branch practices
If your practice has branch practices, you can enter details including opening hours in the practice details section in 1J. It's assumed that the answers you give in the main declaration will apply equally to branch practices. If there are differences, let us know the details in the supporting information section in question 10D.
Submitting your electronic declaration
When all the sections show as completed on the main page, you can submit your declaration.