We had our core topics which we needed to complete. These kept us up to date with Safeguarding, Medical Emergencies and Cross Infection just to name a few, and these did benefit us and our patients.
But there has been a change…
The GDC have now stated that they want our CPD to be meaningful to our individual role as a Dental Care Professional. In order to do this well, we should have a Personal Development Plan (PDP). OK, this seems fair enough right?
In simple terms if you’re a Dental Nurse working in a practice with a Head Dental Nurse and a Practice Manager, is a CPD course on Team Management relevant to your specific role and PDP? No, of course not.