GDC launches public consultation on revamped specialist list application routes 

09 July 2024

The General Dental Council (GDC) has launched a 10-week public consultation on proposed amendments to the Specialist List Assessed Application (SLAA) routes.    

This consultation seeks input from stakeholders on the ways registered dentists can gain entry to the GDC’s specialist lists, requiring changes to the GDC ‘Specialist List Regulations 2008’. 


Katherine McGirr, head of right touch regulation at the GDC, said, "Our first priority is that only those with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience can join the specialist lists, to ensure patient safety. Subject to that, we want to ensure that those with the necessary knowledge, skills and experience can get on specialist lists, and that the application process is clear and does not present any unnecessary barriers.”

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