Quality lacking in some dental CPD

QUALITY is lacking in some dental CPD on offer according to findings of a four-month consultation conducted by the GDC.

The GDC consultation on CPD received 387 responses from a range of stakeholders, including registrants, postgraduate dental deaneries and professional associations. In response to concerns expressed about the quality of some dental CPD, the GDC is calling on providers and the whole dental CPD industry to "robustly quality assure their CPD products and services and have effective feedback mechanisms in place".

It is also calling on the dental CPD industry to be "proactive in working together to develop industry-led quality standards to give dental professionals, as CPD consumers, assurances about their products and services".

The GDC advises all registrants to make careful choices when investing time and money in CPD products and services and to obtain advance assurances as to the quality and value for money.

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Post-consultation statement on CPD and Continuing Assurance of Fitness to Practise