I`ve just had a `phone call from a company conducting a survey on behalf of the BDA. The survey was particularly interested in my use of the internet and what way I get my "dentistry intelligence" (new ideas, training ideas etc). When asked about the "most important source of dental information" I gave GDPUK as my answer; to be honest, I didn`t expect the response from the lady that I got: "Oh I hear that so much".
"Changes in the NHS, commercial pressures and the challenges of regulation have definitely made it more difficult to sit back and enjoy your dentistry.However, I firmly believe that GDPUK provides a wonderful family where practitioners can communicate, obtain support and advice. Practitioners need no longer be isolated. Help and advice is just a posting away."
"I think it`s fair to say it has become, and is becoming a stronger tool to combat the likes of CQC inspections. Thank you to all."