GDC launches consultation on dental specialties

The GDC is seeking your views in its new consultation on specialist listings, launched today.

The consultation, which closes on 25 April, is looking for thoughts on the GDC’s approach in three key areas.

These areas are:

  • Revised purposes for specialist listing, setting out what the GDC expects listed specialties to fulfil, and the criteria by which the regulator will determine which disciplines of dentistry should be listed
  • The principles for the process of addition and removal of specialist lists
  • The GDC’s processes for maintaining accreditation on specialist lists.

‘Clarity and support’

‘This consultation explores the key areas relating to our role in specialist listing,’ Manjula Das, head of education policy and quality assurance, said.

‘It represents a vital step in helping us to provide clarity and support to the public and profession in understanding specialties.

‘The information we receive will also help us to future-proof our approach and improve transparency.

‘The proposals in this consultation have been developed in collaboration with the wide range of professional stakeholders.

‘They sit on our Specialty Working Group.

‘I would like to thank them for their hard work in helping us to reach this point.’

The regulator plans to report back on the result of the consultation once it has closed.

For more information and to provide your views on the proposals, visit the GDC’s consultations webpage.

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