The purpose of revalidation is to introduce an approach to providing continuing assurance for patients and the public that those on our register continue to be up to date and fit to practise.
We are committed to developing an approach to our continuing assurance policies and procedures that is workable, proportionate and cost effective.
What is revalidation?
Revalidation is the general name for procedures that enable health professionals to demonstrate to their professional regulator that they continue to have the knowledge and skills required to practise. What is continuing assurance?
Continuing assurance is the outcome that policies and procedures in this area should aim to achieve. We are committed to developing an approach to continuing assurance policies and procedures that is workable, proportionate and cost effective. Why is continuing assurance necessary?
It is a way to assure patients and the public that those on our register are up to date and fit to practise. The UK Government has asked all the healthcare professional regulators to develop proposals to assure patients and the public of the continued assurance that registrants remain up to date and fit to practise. Why is CPD part of these developments?
We believe that CPD plays an important role in helping registrants stay up to date and practise in accordance to our Standards. It also contributes to assuring patients and the public that registrants continue to be up to date and fit to practise. What are the benefits?
Policies and procedures for continuing assurance will make a contribution to assuring patients and the public that dental professionals are up to date and practising in accordance with our Standards. It will also provide a focus for dental professionals to further develop their skills and knowledge throughout their career. We expect our CPD requirements in the future to be an important part of our continuing assurance approach. How can I keep in touch with developments in this area?
All registrants and stakeholders are recommended to keep up to date with our on-going work to review our CPD requirements, through our website and the Gazette
so they know how our plans are developing.