The Care Quality Commission has admitted that scores of its inspectors were appointed despite falling short of its own recruitment standards, creating the risk that its regulatory judgments could be “impaired”, reports the Health Service Journal. Details of the CQC’s “significantly flawed” recruitment process, which ran from January to December 2012, were laid out in an internal report, presented to its audit committee in March.
MSP Hanzala Malik (Labour) raised the problem in the Scottish Parliament of dentists having to repay money in relation to duplicate registrations which now amounts to £3.4 million. Although sympathetic to their plight minister, Michael Matheson, said that the money must somehow be repaid.
The BDA has told the GDC: “It’s time to shut down this flawed consultation.” It has also indicated its intention to apply for judicial review if its concerns are not addressed. BDA chairman Mick Armstrong said: “Dentists demand decent regulation and a fair consultation on fees. We urge the GDC to do the right thing, and call time on this consultation.”
GDPUK have today launched a membership survey which aims to find out their members thoughts on a number of factors that affect UK Dentistry. Everyone who is a registered user on the site is invited to take part in the survey. To take part you have to be logged into your GDPUK account.
The survey can be found by following this link or by clicking on the image below.
Denplan are celebrating another milestone this year after putting over 160 employees through externally recognised and validated training courses. Not only has Denplan put more than 140 staff through the BDTA/BDIA award since 2008, but it’s also paid for employees to expand their knowledge and expertise by undertaking qualifications such as NVQs, ITQs, finance qualifications and Diplomas.
Veteran Olympic and Paralympic dentist Hitesh Mody has been recalled to provide dental care for elite athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014- Scotland’s biggest ever sporting and cultural event. “London 2012 was about inspiring a generation; Glasgow 2014 is about generating an aspiration”, explains Dr Mody.