CPD end-of-cycle

GDC advises that there are only eight working days for those planning to make grace period application.

On 31 December in 2018, almost 6,000 dentists are due to complete their five-year CPD cycle and will need to submit their end-of-cycle CPD statement to the General Dental Council (GDC) before 28 January 2019.

Annual CPD statements

In addition to dentists coming to the end of their cycle, since the introduction of enhanced CPD in January 2018, all dentists must now make an annual CPD statement.

Annual CPD statements are also due by 28 January 2019.

‘While end-of-cycle and annual CPD statements don’t need to be made until 28 January 2019, we encourage dentists not to leave it until the last minute,’ stated GDC executive director, registration and corporate resources, Gurvinder Soomal.

‘Statements can be made now and the eGDC portal really is the easiest way to do it.

‘It is extremely important to ensure CPD statements are completed on time or registration and the ability to practise dentistry in the UK could be put at risk.’

For anyone unsure of what they need to do, especially with regards to Enhanced CPD, clear guidelines have been produced and are available on the GDC’s website.

The eGDC portal also includes a personal calculation, which illustrates specific requirements for dentists transitioning from the old CPD scheme to Enhanced CPD.

Enhanced CPD Dentistry UK

If you’ve started planning your eCPD requirements for 2019, make sure you add Enhanced CPD Dentistry UK for your diary.

This one-day conference will cover all the GDC-core recommended topics for 2019, and best of all, it’s completely free to attend!

Everything you need to know

The essentials:

Date: Friday 1 February 2019

Venue: Novotel London West

Find out more here: http://www.cpd-dentistry.co.uk/