European Alert System - Important New Legislation

From Monday 18 January 2016, new EU legislation came into effect, committing the GDC and other European dental regulators to inform each other within three calendar days when a dental professional’s practise has been prohibited or restricted.

The European Alert Mechanism aims to improve patient safety in each of the countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) through the faster sharing of information to help support the public in making informed choices about their treatment.

Further details on the new European Alert Mechanism.

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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.

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