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HMRC Warn Against E Mail Scam

HM Revenue and Customs have announced that scam ‘phishing’ emails – claiming to be from HMRC – have risen by 300% in the last year.  HMRC have warned UK tax payers that they should ignore scam emails, supposedly from the Revenue, stating that they are due a tax repayment. Anyone who receives one of these […]

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NES West of Scotland Open Event for DCPs to be held on 27 and 29 October in Glasgow

Please see Northern Region page for details.  

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Future regulation of whitening products

An agreement to amend the regulations governing the availability and use of tooth whitening products, which comes after longstanding lobbying, has been reached after a meeting of the European Commission’s Council has supported recommendations put forward by the European Union’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Products in 2007. The new regulations will mean that products containing or […]

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Audit heightens concerns about GDC

The publication this week of an Audit of the General Dental Council’s initial stages fitness to practise process by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) will create further concern about the organisation’s performance, the BDA has said.   The audit, published on Monday 5 September, identifies a number of significant issues with GDC processes […]

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CQC failings laid bare by report

A damning review of the work of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) underlines the way the organisation has failed dentists across England, the British Dental Association (BDA) has said. The report, published today by the House of Commons Health Select Committee, criticises the distortion of CQC’s priorities by a statutory deadline to register dentists and […]

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General Dental Council Election of New Chair

  Kevin O’Brien has today been elected as Chair of the GDC with immediate effect.  He takes on the role in a permanent capacity, replacing Derek Prentice who was elected Deputy Chair earlier this year. Kevin has been an appointed registrant member of Council since 2009. A dentist, Kevin O’Brien was born in Edinburgh and […]

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