All Dental CPD Courses commissioned by the Health Education West Midlands Dental Team are available to book through the online booking system via www.maxcourse.co.uk/wmsha. Please click here to access the user guide which will help you navigate through the online booking system for CPD courses in the West Midlands
GDC's recommended topics
As a dental professional
you must plan your CPD activity as it relates to your field of practice
during your CPD cycle.
To help and support to you
in your CPD choices, the GDC has identified some CPD topics that will
relate to many dental professionals in their field of practice. These are
highly recommended to do as part of the minimum verifiable CPD requirement:
Medical Emergencies: at least 10 hours in every CPD
cycle – and we recommend that you do at least two hours of CPD in this
Disinfection and Decontamination: we recommend
that you do at least five hours in every CPD cycle; and
Radiography and radiation protection: we recommend that
you do at least five hours in every CPD cycle. This applies only to those
who undertake radiography. If you are a dental technician you can do CPD
in materials and equipment instead of radiography and radiation
protection: at least five hours in every CPD cycle.
We also recommend that you
keep up to date by doing CPD in the following areas:
Legal and ethical issues;
Oral Cancer: Early detection;
Safeguarding children and young people; and
Safeguarding vulnerable adults.
We make these
recommendations because we believe regularly keeping up to date in these topics
contributes to patient safety.
enhanced CPD scheme is starting on 1 January 2018 for dentists and 1 August
2018 for dental care professionals.
The main changes to the scheme are:
- The requirement for all dental professionals to have a personal
development plan (PDP);
- An increase in the number of verifiable hours for most
professional titles and the requirement to spread the hours more evenly across
the five year cycle;
- Dental professionals no longer have to declare non-verifiable
CPD to the GDC;
- The requirement to make an annual statement of CPD hours
completed, even if zero hours have been completed for that year;
- The requirement to align CPD activity with specific development
- The requirement for professionals to plan CPD activity according
to their individual “field(s) of practice”.
For all queries, please contact DWD.ME@hee.nhs.uk