Policy Development

The development of our regulatory policies take account of the perspective, opinions and experience of all our stakeholders – including registrants, patients and the public, educators, employers, policy and law makers.

We do this by incorporating informal and formal engagement and taking part in networks and groups.  We conduct research, or draw on that of others, and proactively seek feedback. We also pilot and test any policy proposals where appropriate. 

Policies are discussed and approved by Council before being implemented. Details of Council meetings and Council papers are published online.

Patients, Professionals, Partners, Performance, our roadmap for 2016, represents an important milestone for the GDC as an organisation. With a focus on working with patients, the ​dental team and our partners, the GDC is committed to becoming a high performing, efficient, fair and transparent regulator. 

Patients, Professionals, Partners, Performance as well as our Business Plan, detail our plans to achieve this:

Policies under development

Find out more about our work here in our Research Library:​

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