GDC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why will DCPs do fewer hours than dentists?
What if I work part-time?
What is verifiable CPD?
What is general (non – verifiable) CPD?
How much time do I need to spend on the recommended core subjects?
I am a dentist, when should I start doing CPD in the core subjects?
Can I count CPD I did before my start-date or carry CPD over to a new cycle?
Can I only complete CPD by leaving the lab or clinic to attend a course?
Will the GDC approve courses or CPD activities?
If I go on a course, will it be my responsibility to make sure I get proof of attendance?
Where can I get a list of courses I can attend?
How can I check when my CPD cycle starts and ends?
Here at Health Education England (West Midlands) we aim to offer our medical and dental trainees the highest quality training, supervision and support. This is because we believe excellence in education and training is at the heart of delivering excellent patient care. We hope you will spend many enjoyable and rewarding years with us developing your medical or dental career.