GDC publishes 2019 registration report
The General Dental Council (GDC) has today published a statistical report detailing the registration of dentists and dental care professionals, providing a snapshot of register data as of 31 December 2019.
The report provides statistics from the GDC Registers, including the total number of dental professionals by title and the equality and diversity profile of the Registers. It also provides annual statistics relating to additions and removals, and the categories of those changes.
In analysis of the data, the regulator says it has identified an under-reporting of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) information by dental professionals, and is calling for professionals to check if their data is complete.
GDC Head of Regulatory Intelligence, David Teeman, said:
Whether dental professionals choose to share this EDI data is entirely a decision for them. However, of course, the more complete our EDI data, the better able we are to identify, explore, understand and respond to potential issues that correlate with EDI across everything the GDC does. It is for this reason that we are going to be talking more about the importance of this over the coming months.
The full report is available on the GDC’s website.