We have today published our Annual Report and Accounts for 2021.
2021 was again a challenging year for everyone as we learned to work and live with the pandemic.
We had to change how we worked to respond and adapt to the challenges to enable us to continue to deliver on our statutory functions and obligations. This included implementing new ways of working and reprioritising the work plan for the year.
We commenced work that we stopped in 2020 due to the pandemic, as we were able to engage more effectively with our stakeholders and the public throughout the year. Projects recommenced in 2021 included developing tools to support patient-centred care and progressing the administrative separation of our Hearings function, which recently resulted in the launch of the Dental Professionals Hearings Service website last month.
In their joint statement within the Annual Report and Accounts, the Chair Lord Toby Harris and Chief Executive Ian Brack said:
“At the start of 2021, the pandemic continued to have a profound effect on patients and the public, the dental sector and wider economic landscape. Our statutory purpose remained unchanged: to protect the public. We continued to deliver this, reprioritising work to ensure that we operated efficiently and effectively.”
“We remain convinced that the Government’s proposals for reform of healthcare professional regulation are essential if we are to deliver an effective and proportionate regulatory system. We are also clear that we need reform to happen at pace.”
You can view the highlights from the Annual Report and Accounts 2021, including the full message from the Chair and Chief Executive, on our website or download the full report.