GDC launches consultation on mechanism for setting fees

29 March, 2018 / infocus
 Scottish Dental  

The General Dental Council (GDC) has launched a consultation on a new approach to setting fees.

The new proposed policy is based around three main principles:

  • Fee levels should be determined primarily by the cost of regulating each registrant group
  • The method of calculating fee levels should be clear
  • Decisions on the allocation of costs should not lead to undesirable outcomes (e.g. in the form of unacceptably high or variable costs for some groups of registrants).

The consultation is about the mechanisms for setting fee levels rather than about the fee levels themselves.

Matthew Hill, GDC executive director, Strategy, said: “We’ve been listening to our stakeholders and have worked hard to develop a set of proposals which we think provides a greater level of transparency. We really want to hear the views of all our stakeholders, so I hope everyone will read the consultation and respond before the closing date.”

The consultation is available at and is open until 15 May 2018.

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