Regulation

GDC comments on results from UK-REACH study

Responding to the publication of the first results from the UK-REACH study, which found Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in 23 per cent of healthcare workers, General Dental Council executive director,...

MDDUS backs calls for impact of Covid-19 to be factored into regulators' decision making

The publication of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care's (PSA) ‘Learning from Covid-19’ review looks at reforms and changes that have taken place at health professional...

DDU backs report calling for urgent need to reform healthcare regulators

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has welcomed the findings of a review into the way healthcare regulators such as the GDC have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.

GDC pays damages after unlawful under-guise operation

The General Dental Council has paid an undisclosed sum of damages to a clinical dental technician after Dental Protection successfully secured an admission by the regulator to having acted “unlawfully...

Uncertain timetable for GDC reform is disappointing, says Dental Protection

Dental Protection has welcomed the arrival of a long-awaited consultation on reforming the healthcare regulators, but fears reforms to the GDC will not be prioritised in the legislative timetable.

NHS England confirms increased contract activity targets

NHS England has today confirmed that level of activity required in order for NHS dental contract service holders in England to receive 100 per cent of contract value will be increased.

DDU welcomes proposals to reform GDC fitness to practise process

The DDU has welcomed the publication of long-awaited government proposals to streamline the way healthcare professionals are regulated.

DCPs welcome new option to pay ARF in instalments

The British Association of Dental Nurses and the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy have welcomed the General Dental Council’s announcement of a new option to pay the annual retention fee...

GDC introduces option to pay ARF by instalments

A new pay by instalments option for the annual retention fee (ARF) has been announced by the General Dental Council today, designed to support dental professionals who pay their own fee by enabling...

Government reforms of GDC are too slow and going in wrong direction, says Dental Protection

Responding to the government white paper published last week, Dental Protection has called on the government to get on with reforming the General Dental Council’s fitness to practise processes and...

GDC responds to DHSC ‘Integration and Innovation’ white paper

Responding to the Department of Health and Social Care’s white paper, ‘Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all’, Ian Brack, chief executive and registrar...

New standard operating procedure announced for England

Eric Wong, the deputy CDO for England, has released an NHS dentistry and oral health update summarising the changes to standard operating procedures in England.