General Dental Council publishes Costed Corporate Plan 2023


  Posted by: Dental Design      27th April 2023

As part of the General Dental Council’s (GDC) approach to strategic planning, the regulator has today published its Costed Corporate Plan 2023 – 2025.

This year’s plan sets out what the GDC will do over the next three years, the fees that it will charge, and includes its forecast of income and expenditure for 2023, as well as reporting on its progress in 2022. 

The pandemic has continued to impact the GDC’s work that can be delivered and is still having a significant impact on the dental sector and wider economic landscape. The GDC has continued to deliver its statutory purpose throughout the pandemic; to protect patient safety and ensure that the public have confidence in the services provided by dental professionals. In order to do this, the regulator reprioritised some work to ensure that it continued to operate efficiently and effectively.  

The GDC has been able to deliver much of what it set out to do at the start of the year. The regulator’s plan for 2023 – 2025 will enable it to continue to deliver against its regulatory remit. 

This year’s publication includes:  

  • An overview of the GDC’s Corporate Strategy for 2023 – 2025, which was published in early 2023. Integral to this is its four new strategic aims. All its activity aligned with at least one of these aims.
  • A review of the 2022 plan, including achievements and progress made, and a summary of the unplanned work undertaken in 2022.
  • A summary of the 57 projects on the 2023 – 2025 work programme, by strategic aim.
  • The GDC’s forecast expenditure for 2023 – 2025 which shows an increase of 1.3% compared to the agreed budget set in 2022. This is due toincreased resource requirements across its support services as part of the regulator ensuring compliance, and inflationary pressures. 
  • Details of the Annual Retention Fees for the next three years. However, if high inflation is sustained, Council will consider if the fees should increase in 2024 and 2025 but any increase will, at most, be in line with the rate of inflation at the time.

This year’s plan supports the GDC’s ambition of creating greater understanding of the relationship between our regulatory activity by strategic aim, and the fees that it charges.

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