Regulation

The choice of in-person hearings is key to fairness, says indemnity experts

Dental Protection has urged the General Dental Council (GDC) to safeguard the option for dental professionals to choose in-person hearings in the interests of fairness and justice.

GDC welcomes the government’s commitment to improve international registration

The General Dental Council (GDC) has welcomed the government’s plans to improve the routes through which internationally qualified dental professionals can register to practise in the UK as part of...

GDC announces the departure of one of its directors

After eight years with the GDC, Lisa-Marie Williams, executive director of legal and governance, will be stepping down at the end of March, to join Buckinghamshire Council to lead their Legal and...

GDC launches consultation on the format of hearings

The General Dental Council has invited professionals to comment on a proposal to make all practice committee and registration appeal committee hearings remote by default.

Association calls for overseas registration exam reforms to boost the workforce

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has restated its campaign to boost Britain’s dental workforce after new data revealed that 40 per cent of children don’t have regular NHS check-ups and that...

Total number of registered UK dentists increases following 2024 renewal

The number of dentists on the UK Register, following the annual renewal period, has increased when compared to recent years. 

Defence organisation writes to the GDC following high court ruling

MDDUS has written to the General Dental Council (GDC) urging it to reconsider its response to a High Court ruling. It warns that a double jeopardy aspect of professional conduct sanctions is wrong and...

GDC announces changes to rules for international registrants

The General Dental Council (GDC) has announced that changes to the rules for the registration of internationally qualified dental professionals will come into effect on March 9, 2024. 

Indemnity and insurance guidance revised

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published the outcome report for its consultation on updating the Guidance on Indemnity and Insurance, along with the revised guidance that will come into effect...

2022/23 GDC performance review published

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has published its report on the GDC’s performance for 2022/23, concluding that it met 16 of the 18 Standards of Good Regulation. 

Interim Orders Committee updated guidance published

The General Dental Council (GDC) published updated guidance for the Interim Orders Committee, part of the independent Dental Professionals Hearings Service, in December 2023.

More clarity is needed on timeframes for GDC reform, say legal advisors

Dental Protection says it is disappointing that the government’s update on its reform programme for the healthcare professions does not include a more specific timetable for improving dental...