GDC: Dental Care Professionals’ Annual Renewal now open


  Posted by: Dental Design      10th June 2020

The Annual Renewal period for UK registered dental care professionals (DCPs) is now open and the deadline for completion is 31 July 2020. To renew their registration, DCPs need to:

  • Make their annual or end-of-cycle CPD statement
  • Declare they have, or will have, appropriate indemnity in place
  • Pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF)

The quickest and easiest way to complete the Annual Renewal is through eGDC, and it takes only five minutes to register to use the service if not already set up.

GDC Executive Director, Registration and Corporate Resources, Gurvinder Soomal, said: “We are very aware that Annual Renewal comes at a difficult time this year for DCPs, when many have been unable to work or have had difficulty accessing CPD. Our records indicate that four out of five DCPs have already met the CPD requirements, but it is entirely possible that COVID-19 has prevented many DCPs from completing the required amount of CPD.

“While an essential part of Annual Renewal is to make an annual or end-of-cycles CPD statement, we have been clear that if professionals have a shortfall of completed CPD hours due to COVID-19, they will not be penalised for this. For anyone in this position, you still need to make the statement and we’ll then be in touch to talk about next steps.”

The GDC provides further guidance and information about Annual Renewal on its website.

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