The enhanced CPD scheme will ensure CPD activity is firmly embedded in the professional life of dental professionals. It is intended to support registrants
in doing CPD regularly, in accordance with our standards and within their current scope of practice.
- Plan - Registrants will identify CPD needs using a personal development plan. This will enable them to evaluate their learning and development needs,
in accordance with the GDC’s standards and their scope of practice. This could be done individually or in conjunction with peers or colleagues,
the employer/commissioner (such as through an appraisal etc), or the wider dental team. It may also be informed by other information derived from
patient feedback, complaints, audit, significant event analysis and peer review processes, or dental practice evaluations, for example.
- Do - By identifying CPD that best meets their needs, registrants would then embark upon the planned activity in a timely way.
- Reflect - Following the CPD activity the registrant can reflect on its impact by considering how it has or will enable them to maintain and develop
their skills. It would enable them to evaluate how their CPD contributes to supporting them to practise in accordance with our standards and how
it has contributed positively to the wider context of patient care.
- Record- The registrant would then record what they did, including any independently verifiable evidence. They can document the impact and benefits
that a CPD event provided, based upon their reflections, and describe how the CPD activity enabled them to achieve outcomes that relate to our
- They can then go on to identify further learning needs which could be added to their personal development plan, and so continuing the process.
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The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is a nationally recognised body that represents over 4,000 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists
across the UK and beyond.
BSDHT maintain an on-going dialogue with the General Dental Council (GDC), the Departments of Health and all of the main groups representing dental care
professionals, and attends meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dentistry, bringing dental hygiene and therapy to the attention
of government ministers and MP’s.
Visit www.bsdht.org.uk for more information.
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