Vote of no confidence in the GDC
The BDA’s General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC), which represents all the UK’s general dental practitioners, has passed a vote of no confidence in the GDC.
A resolution stating that “in view of the recent findings of the Professional Standards Authority, the GDPC believes that the General Dental Council is a body no longer fit for purpose to regulate the dental team and protect patients” was proposed and passed unanimously by the committee last week.
The resolution will now be passed to the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee for further consideration.
John Milne, chairman of the GDPC said: “This vote reflects the universal anger within the dental community towards a regulator that has ridden roughshod over our profession.
“The GDC has lost the trust and confidence of dentists. This resolution recognises we need more than sticking plasters to secure the proportionate, fair and cost effective regulation we deserve.”