People news: October
GDC appoints new Scottish representative
Scotland has a new representative on the General Dental Council (GDC) following the appointment of Simon Morrow to the Council.
Simon, who took up his post on 1 October, graduated with a bachelor of dental surgery from the University of Glasgow before going on to gain his postgraduate diploma in conscious sedation from the University of Newcastle.
In addition to being the clinical director at Three Towns and Kilwinning Dental Care, he is dental practice advisor and inspector for NHS Ayrshire and Arran, a lecturer for NHS Education for Scotland and a sedation practice inspector for several Scottish health boards.
GDC chair William Moyes said: “Simon joins us with a wealth of experience and we welcome the contribution he will make to our vital work.”
Simon joins the GDC as the regulator presses ahead with its Shifting the balance reforms.
He said: “Times are challenging in dentistry and this is one reason I am delighted to accept this position. I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues on the Council towards realising the ambitious programme of work set out in Shifting the balance, which will make a real difference to dental professionals across the country.”
Restart a Heart Day in Aberdeen
Undergraduates from Scotland’s four dental schools are taking part in the Restart a Heart Day on Tuesday, 16 October. The event will take place at Dundee Science Centre, Edinburgh Surgeons Hall Museum and Glasgow Science Centre.
Members of the public will receive training in CPR to raise awareness of cardiac arrest, increase the rate of bystander CPR and deliver higher survival rates.
The aim is to teach as many people as possible, across the three sites on the day.
UPDATE: This article has been update to note that Aberdeen Science Centre is no longer participating.
Healy takes over EDI programme
Joanne Healy has taken over as Programme Director, BSc Oral Health Sciences and Senior Lecturer for Dental Care Professionals at Edinburgh Dental Institute. This follows the retiral of Margaret Ross earlier this year.
New associate dean at NES
Donald Thomson has been appointed to the role of Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean at NHS Education for Scotland following the retiral of Ann Shearer. Donald took up his role on 3 September.
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