GDC publishes online resource for managers and employers of dental professionals
Contributing to patient safety and public confidence in dental services, a well-trained, motivated and competent dental team is in everyone’s interests. The General Dental Council (GDC) has published ‘Supporting the dental team’, an online resource for employers, managers, and contractors of dental services.
Employers and managers of dental professionals, who may not be GDC registrants, play a significant role in ensuring patients receive high standards of service and care. While the regulator recognises there is much good work already taking place to this end in all kinds of dental settings, it says its new guide is designed to complement and support, pulling together useful information from a range of places.
GDC head of public policy, Osama Ammar, said, “While the GDC does not regulate dental businesses, working alongside our stakeholders we saw a gap in the information and support that was available to dental team managers and employers. By providing this additional information in one place, we felt we could assist them in their understanding of the professional responsibilities of the dental team and encourage activities that will enhance patient care.
“I’d like to thank the many stakeholders who worked with us on this project, and we look forward to further developing the resource in the coming years.”
In addition to information to support dental professionals in understanding and meeting their regulatory responsibilities, the resource also covers well-being of the dental team and handling feedback and concerns.
The resource is available on the GDC’s website.