More than 2,000 DCPs still to make CPD statement
With the 28 August deadline fast approaching more than 2,000 dental care professionals (DCPs) still need to make their annual CPD declaration. An additional 1,500 who have made a statement but have not yet met their CPD requirements, said the General Dental Council (GDC).
CPD rules require dental professionals to make a compliant statement every year by the 28 August and the GDC is calling on DCPs to make sure their statements are in order before it’s too late.
The vast majority of dental care professionals renewed their registration with no complications, but 3,487 have not yet met their CPD requirements. That figure includes 2,071 DCPs who have paid their annual retention fee and made an indemnity declaration, but still need to provide a CPD statement.
DCPs need to complete at least 10 hours of CPD over each two-year period. Even if they have not completed any CPD activity in 2022 – 2023, they are still required to make a statement. In these circumstances, they should submit a zero-hours CPD statement.
“Not completing a CPD declaration can have serious consequences for individuals and for the team they work in, as non-compliance may end up with removal from the register,” said the GDC in a statement. “It is therefore very important for DCPs to check now to make sure they are compliant before the deadline.”
The quickest and easiest way to make a CPD statement is through eGDC. The GDC also provides further guidance and information about Enhanced CPD.