Our strategic plan for the next three years: your views



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Measuring our success

05 July, 2022

We have implemented a number of ways to measure our success as an organisation since we last consulted on our strategic plan.

We publish our strategic plan every three years. Each year we prepare and publish a three-year rolling Costed Corporate Plan and our Annual Report and Accounts where we set out our strategic aims and objectives, our plans, progress and expenditure. We make our work transparent so that we are accountable to patients and the public, and the dental professionals through the UK and Scottish Parliaments.

Underpinning these documents is a framework of performance monitoring integrated into our way of working and scrutinised through our governance framework. Our Council meetings are held in public, and the papers published on our website so that everyone can see how we are performing throughout the year as well as when we publish the Costed Corporate Plan and Annual Report and Accounts.

We have also taken steps to implement a framework for long-term evaluation of our impact, with monitoring and evaluation increasingly being built into our routine processes and research activities being undertaken to inform how this can be done most effectively. To do this we have developed evaluation frameworks for our fitness to practise and preventative work.

This has included research into:

  • stakeholder perceptions of GDC
  • research into how we capture, analyse and report fitness to practise data
  • an evaluation of our fitness to practise process
  • cross-regulatory research into how professional health and care regulators define and apply definitions of seriousness.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

To realise our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) objectives we have also built EDI measures into all our monitoring and evaluation, which has also led improvements to our capture of data about the characteristics dental professionals and is being used to improve capture of information about other people engaging with our processes.

Consultation questions

7. We intend that our strategy will foster inclusion, promote diversity and further eliminate discrimination in line with our Equality Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.  Thinking about the following:

  • the four aims and the high-level objectives and what we will do
  • our expenditure plans.

To what extent do you think our proposals have the potential to impact positively or negatively on the protected characteristics protected in law:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation?

Please explain your responses.

Respond using the online form.