BDA launches regulator consultation
The BDA has launched its own consultation on the future of dental regulation at a time when the GDC is also consulting the profession on its own reform proposals.
BDA chair Mick Armstrong said: “The failures at our regulator now rank as the single biggest challenge facing the profession. With the government considering seismic changes to health regulation and the GDC busy trying to justify its own existence, we are determined to put our members in the driving seat.
“BDA members have told us to make reform our top priority. Dentists have had to contend with the most expensive and least effective health regulator in Britain, and we know our patients and this profession deserve better.
“Just recently, the GDC chose to reappoint a chair who has almost singlehandedly demolished professional confidence in regulation. We will not let this missed opportunity distract us. Change is coming, and with our members’ help we can win the argument for a regulator that really understands dentists and dentistry.”
To respond to the BDA’s survey, click here.