GDC appeal for registrant members

DENTISTS are being invited to apply to join the General Dental Council as registrant members to help shape the issues affecting the profession.

The regulator is encouraging dental professionals to apply to be one of the council’s 12 registrant members. Those who become members will work with the GDC on key areas including fitness to practise procedures and the review of guidance alongside 12 lay members.

Candidates from all registrant groups can apply. The GDC said it is looking for someone who can “champion its values and who is committed to promoting the highest standards of performance and ethics for dental professionals in the UK.”

GDC chairman Kevin O’Brien said: “The perspective of registrant members on the Council enables us to make sure our plans are proportionate, effective and in the best interests of patients and the public. You’ll be working directly with the GDC executive to help shape and improve key areas of its work like fitness to practise as well as delivering important projects such as the reviews of Standards and CPD.”

The regulator said applicants should have a good understanding of the GDC’s role and the importance of regulation as well as the ability to demonstrate “sound judgement and effective communication skills and grasp complex information.” Council members are asked to commit around 20 days a year to the role.

Find out how to apply at www.appointments.org.uk