Regulation

2021 fitness to practise and registration statistical reports 

The General Dental Council (GDC) published on August 10, 2022, its annual statistical reports for 2021 on fitness to practise and registration.

Delays in GDC cases have a human cost, DDU explains

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is urging the General Dental Council (GDC) to re-double efforts to improve its fitness to practise processes, following a review of the regulator by the Professional...

Key advice for safeguarding: NHS update

With the summer holidays getting underway many parents are considering fun and safe activities to keep the kids busy. But for medical professionals, patient safety and safeguarding are on their minds...

Welsh Government’s ‘access boost’

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned potentially misleading claims that Welsh Government reforms will generate 112,000 new appointments are being used as cover to mask failure to invest in...

Concerns over delays to General Dental Council reform

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) says it is disappointed and frustrated by the news that the government is to once again delay long-promised plans to reform healthcare regulators. The government has...

ARF increase risks undermining hard-won progress on regulation

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that signals the General Dental Council (GDC) will move to increase the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) will only undermine progress in rebuilding trust and...

Consultation on GDC’s three-year strategic plan opens amidst great uncertainty in dentistry

The General Dental Council (GDC) has today opened a consultation on its plans for the next three years. The regulator is seeking views on its proposed strategy which focuses on ways both to prevent...

Struggling to ‘live with covid’: NHS England to set new targets for dentists

The British Dental Association (BDA) has slammed the moves by NHS England to try and return to business as usual, warning that the new 100 per cent activity target - set to be imposed from July first,...

New members elected to College Council

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) has announced the results of recent elections to its Council, with two new members elected, and five re-elected.

Consultation on international routes to registration closing tomorrow

GDC responds, welcoming government proposals for increased flexibility

Dental surgeons welcome plans to expand water fluoridation schemes

New 9pm watershed banning unhealthy TV ads will also be introduced as the Health and Care Bill receives Royal Assent