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DCPs coming to end of CPD cycle

Posted by Joanne Mellor

The General Dental Council (GDC) has warned dental professionals across the country that they may be coming to the end of their first five-year Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Dental care professionals (DCPs) were told by the GDC that they have to complete 150 hours of CPD by the end of July 2013 or they risk losing their membership of the body.

It was noted by the GDC that this impending deadline is likely to prompt a rush of registrants signing up for courses, with the organisation taking this opportunity to alert CPD providers to the chances of an increase in demand.

“There may also be a rise in queries relating to past courses, such as requests for replacement certificates,” it was pointed out by the GDC.

Some 50 of the hours DCPs have to complete must be verifiable, it was added by the body. recently reported that the GDC is to be reduced by 50 per cent from next year.

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