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GDC: DCPs at risk of removal from the register for CPD non-compliance


  Posted by: The Probe      27th July 2018

On 31 July 2018 almost 36,000 dental care professionals (DCPs) will reach the end of their five-year CPD cycle, and those registrants must submit their CPD statement to the General Dental Council (GDC) no later than 28 August 2018. Today, however, the GDC revealed that with only five weeks to go, there are still more than 8,500 DCPs yet to make a submission, with the regulator raising serious concerns that this could lead to thousands putting themselves at risk of falling off the register and no longer being able to practise.

If the initial submission deadline is missed, registrants then have a short window in which to provide the regulator with full evidence of the CPD undertaken over their five-year cycle and, should that not be forthcoming, non-compliant registrants will face removal.

GDC Executive Director, Registration and Corporate Resources, Gurvinder Soomal, said: “We recognise the deadline is not yet upon us, but it is fast-approaching and with such a significant number still to make their CPD submissions, the risk is real that a significant number could end up falling off the register. I strongly encourage everyone who is yet to complete their submission to do so as soon as possible via the online portal at and avoid leaving it until the last minute.”

Further information is available at and the GDC can be contacted at or on 020 7167 6000 to answer questions.

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