The deadline for dental care professionals (DCPs) to make their annual or end-of-cycle CPD statement is fast approaching, and there are still more than 5,000 who have not done this.
The statement must be completed before the 28 August 2019 so we urge DCPs to submit this as soon as possible. For those who do not, there is a risk of falling off the register and no longer being able to practise in the UK.
All DCPs must make an annual statement to confirm how many hours of CPD have been completed in the previous 12 months. If anyone is avoiding making the statement due to concerns over insufficient CPD hours, this is a reminder that a ‘zero hours’ statement can be made, as long as the minimum number of required hours are made-up over the next 12 months.
Making a declaration that the CPD completed is relevant to their field of practice, a CPD record including a personal development plan has been kept, and the statement is full and accurate, is also required.
The quickest and easiest way to make the annual statement is to log in to your eGDC account. If you don’t already have an account, it only takes a few minutes to set one up.
For more guidance and information, visit our enhanced CPD page here