The General Dental Council (GDC) has launched a review of its mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) scheme.
The GDC introduced compulsory CPD for dentists in 2002 and for DCPs in 2008. The current requirements for both registrant categories have been in place since 2008 and the GDC believes the time is now right to undertake a review.
It will be considering the role CPD plays in helping registrants to stay up to date and to practise in accordance with its Standards; as well as exploring the most effective forms of CPD activity, and the best way of monitoring and administering it. A key aim is also to ensure that the CPD requirements are woven into a proportionate scheme of revalidation in due course.
The review process will include, among other steps, research and various forms of consultation with registrants and other stakeholders….read more
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