Employers urged to read up on developments within regulations

Employers urged to read up on developments within regulations

31 Jan 2011

The GDC is beginning a fresh push to ensure bosses involved in managing and employing dental professionals are up-to-date on the latest developments within regulation.

It is highlighting its information leaflet Advice for those who employ dental professionals for both those who employ dental professionals directly or through NHS contracts. The leaflet explains:

Dentists, dental nurses, dental technicians, clinical dental technicians, dental therapists, dental hygienists and orthodontic therapists need to be registered with the GDC to work in the UK;how to check whether a dental professional is registered. 

The standards the GDC expects dental professionals to meet.

What employers should do if they think these standards aren’t being met.

How to ask the GDC to verify declarations made by dental staff.

What to do when employing dental professionals who qualified overseas.

How employers can help dental professionals meet GDC requirements such as completing continuing professional development.

Advice for those who employ dental professionals is available to download at www.gdc-uk.org or in print by emailing information@gdc-uk.org. Please include your name, address and the number of leaflets required.

 BADN also has a leaflet for employers called Are Your Dental Nurses BADN Members? (Or, Why It’s In Your Best Interests to Make Sure They Are!), which will be available soon on the BADN website www.badn.org.uk.  

Christie and Co