Corporate Strategy

Patients, Professionals, Partners, Performance (the 4Ps)


Patients, Professionals, Partners, Performance is the GDC's roadmap for 2016-19.

It has been developed to help us deliver our primary purpose: to protect patients and maintain public confidence in dental services. To do this it sets out our ambition in four key areas:

  • Patients – We will put patient and public protection at the heart of what we do. We will empower patients to make informed choices about the care they receive

  • Professionals - We will work closely with the dental profession to identify priority areas for action and use collaborative approaches in tackling them

  • Partners – We will work with our partners in the dental sector to protect patients and make the system of dental regulation in the UK more effective

  • Performance – We will continue to strive to become a high performing, proportionate regulator which has the confidence of patients, the public and dental professionals​

2018 Business Plan

The 2018 Business Plan sets out our work and priorities for 2018, the final year of Patients, Professionals, Partners, Performance.

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