Regulation

BSPD welcomes new universal focus on the voice of the child

Drafted by NICE, the guidance, entitled ‘Babies, Children and Young People's Experience of Healthcare’, is designed to ensure the preferences and feelings of young patients are consistently central to...

Your NHS dentistry and oral health update

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, and Ed Waller, director of primary care NHS England, have recently provided an update regarding self-isolation policies and retuning to work for those who...

Regulatory reform: room for improvement

The General Dental Council (GDC) has welcomed the government’s proposals for reform of healthcare professional regulation but is calling for greater flexibility and a faster pace of reform.

DCP annual registration renewal now open

Annual registration renewal for UK registered dental care professionals (DCPs) is now open and the deadline for completion is July 31, 2021.

Sign up deadline approaching for DCPs on ARF pay by instalments option

Dental care professionals who wish to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by instalments have just one week left to sign up.

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.