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The GDC needs your help

31 May 2016

The GDC needs your help

The decision was made last month to terminate publishing full details of those in the dental industry; the GDC wants to hear your views on what to do next.

There is strong debate on whether to, publish the name and registration number of the dental professional or to publish the name, registration number and town of where the dental professional is registered.

All interested parties, including dentists and dental care professionals are now being given the opportunity to make their views heard.

Ian Brack, Chief Executive of the General Dental Council, said: “It was a significant decision by Council to move away from publishing dental professionals’ full address details to the two options we are progressing.

“We want to bring GDC in line with other professional healthcare regulators, balancing our role in protecting the public with the need to treat dental professionals fairly, whilst protecting their personal information.

“We are very keen to hear from all interested parties of the merits of publishing the name and number of the dental professional, compared with the name, number and home town appearing on the register, before we make our final decision.

Whatever outcome is reached, the registration number will become the primary identifier of registration status, so it is good practice for dentists and dental care professionals to start to display it appropriately.”

You can respond to the consultation which runs until 30 June.

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