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  • HealthCommittee to question PSA

    Advance NoticeThe House of Commons Health Select Committee, chaired by Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, will hold a one-off evidence session with the Professional Standards Authority (PSA), which is responsible for overseeing health care regulators including the GDC, on July 5 at 2.30pm. Read More
  • BaronessBenjamin We are now facing a major crisis in child dental health

    Lib Dem peer, Floella Benjamin, says too many British children are suffering from tooth decay. She said: “I am aware the Department of Health is keen to address the issue and proposes to pay dentists to keep children’s teeth healthy instead of just dealing with problems as they arise. But Read More
  • Fivenew board members sworn in to FGDP UK

    The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has sworn in five new board members, including two women and its first overseas representative. Mick Horton, Dean of FGDP(UK), said it was a pleasure to welcome the new Board members “with such a diverse range of working backgrounds, it was a privilege Read More
  • BDAdefends dentists over Citizens Advice report

    Citizens Advice has issued a report saying that patients are being forced to pay hundreds of pounds to fix mistakes by dentists. Mick Armstrong, chairman of the British Dental Association, responded saying: "Over 20 million people are seen by a dentist every year, and official surveys consistently show very high Read More
  • HelenFalcon appointed MBE

    The Queen’s Birthday Honours list contained only one award to a member of the dental community. Helen Falcon, who recently  retired as postgraduate dean for dental education and training for Thames Valley, was appointed MBE. She was also chair of the UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND). Read More
  • LDCConference a success in new format

    The Annual Conference of Local Dental Committees (LDCs) took place over two days, June 9 and 10 in Manchester. It was hailed a success by many representatives, much down to the Chair, Dr Nick Stolls and the agenda committee. On the evening of June 9 the conference Annual Dinner was Read More
  • Linkfound between marijuana use and periodontal disease

    The risk of periodontal disease may be increased with long-term marijuana (cannabis) use, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry. However, the study found no link between long-term use of the drug and greater risk of other physical health problems. The study co-author analysed the data of 1,037 adults from Read More
  • Governmentraising the drawbridge to health professions

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to government plans to cut NHS bursaries in England. Paul Blaylock, Chair of the BDA’s Students Committee, said: “The government seems intent on raising the drawbridge to the health professions. Ditching the bursary will yield minimal savings for the treasury, but have a massive impact Read More
  • Facultylaunches updated clinical examination and record-keeping guidelines

    The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has launched the 3rd edition of its authoritative publication Clinical Examination and Record-Keeping, the first update to the guidelines since 2009.The new edition introduces a new structure, whereby an A grade recommendation is aspirational and not considered essential to good patient care, B Read More
  • DMelloGDC hearing set for August

    Despite reports in the local press that Desmond D’Mello has applied to have his name removed from the Register, a hearing concerning his Fitness to Practise and that of his dental nurse Caroline Surgey is scheduled to start on 8 August 2016. The case is expected to conclude by 2 Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • GDC Watch May 2016

    During May I spent some time reading the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service hearings list.  MPTS deliberated issues including inappropriate relationships with patients, physical altercations with patient family members and performing inappropriate intimate examinations of patients without c ...

    by Victoria Holden
    Thursday, 23 June 2016
  • Decision Day

    The fog is burning off.  The focus is clear.  And so it should be for you.On balance the case swings clearly.  We are part of Europe. We are European. And yet we should not be part of the political and fiscal force majeure that is the EU.So I urge you to vote, and if you are open to s ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Tuesday, 21 June 2016
  • Calm Down Dear

    Calm Down


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 21 June 2016
  • Please don't vote for dictatorship

    ​The EU is behaving like a dictatorship Unelected officials devise rules, laws and regulations. They have a Foreign Office, they plan an army. They tried to control our currency. They even affect our vacuum cleaners and light bulbs. And what about terrorists we wish to eject, terrorists who car ...

    by Tony Jacobs
    Monday, 20 June 2016
  • Inexorable Mindfulness

    As a GDP I am really struggling to focus on what my vote should be. So I have set myself the task of reading across the campaigns this weekend.It’s a busy week, and you too need to do your final reading. If only this was vCPD eh? Well why not?    It’s clear that this affects your ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Thursday, 16 June 2016
  • Its no secret I'm . . .

    It’s no secret that I’m firmly in the Remain camp.Until recently, the EU was a largely irrelevant part of my life; something that is there, that I don’t need to worry about, that was barely noticed in the background. But the claims by those wishing to leave have turned passing indifference into pass ...

    by Duncan Scorgie
    Wednesday, 15 June 2016
  • Last refuge of a scoundrel?

    “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel,” stated Samuel Johnson. We have seen England football fans with their aggressive displays of false patriotism, Nigel Farage with his “blokey” 1950s English image, both suggesting that the past was some sort of rosy era that we can he ...

    by Neil Martin
    Wednesday, 15 June 2016
  • We must stay IN!

    We must stay in! We are the civilised and ancient democracy! We must strive to exert change from within. Our mistake was not joining at the beginning and before you start I know it was personal politics De Gaulle etc! The whole argument has horrified me because...there are NO Facts just subjec ...

    by Alisdair McKendrick
    Tuesday, 14 June 2016
  • Stay connected with Europe - you fought for it

      Regardless of the outcome on this very important choice presented to the British public, it is unlikely that a seismic shift will happen. The UK will not collapse if it leaves the EU or decides to stay within. I fear a large amount of campaigning already underway and yet to come, is ridd ...

    by Eurico Martins
    Monday, 13 June 2016
  • General Dental practice - The Survival Rules



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 13 June 2016
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