Mark Bishop elected to BDA Board

Mark Bishop elected to BDA Board

In what many will see as a blow to the BDA’s recent moves towards increasing diversity in its leadership roles, Mark Bishop, a retired private endodontist from Hastings, has won election to the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee. In the final round of voting he beat off a strong challenge by Lauren Harrhy, wining by 608 votes to 499.

In a opinion piece published in BDJ late yast year[i], Mark Bishop said that the GDC ‘must go’ and that NHS general dental practice needs ‘to be terminated’.

The BDA explained the reasons for the by-election, to one the PEC’s three seats elected on a UK-wide basis, which was called following the resignation of incumbent Len D’Cruz. As the BDA’s Board the PEC agrees strategy, policy and operational plans. Members serve a full term of three years, but terms are staggered so that a different cohort of five members is subject to re-election each year.

[i] M A Bishop, The patient-dentist relationship and the future of dentistry, BDJ 225, 1059-1062 (21 December 2018)

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