Northern Ireland Community Dentists Committee
Northern Ireland Community Dentists Committee (NICDC) is the official representative body for dentists working in the Community Dental Service (CDS) in Northern Ireland.
The Committee is recognised by the Government as having the status and authority to negotiate on behalf of the dental profession on matters of terms and conditions of service and remuneration. NICDC provide the link between the BDA's membership and the policy decisions taken on their behalf.
- Sharing and representing the views of community dentists
- Acting as a channel of communication between the BDA and community dentists
- Lobbying stakeholders on behalf of community dentists
- Negotiating on behalf of the CDS regarding terms and conditions and workforce issues
- Working to improve oral health in core CDS patient groups and wider society.
Chair Southern Health and Social Care Trust
Vice Chair Pan-NI Clinical Director
Sinead Preston - Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Meabh McKeown - Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Kathryn Boyce - Western Health and Social Care Trust
Kelly Kerr - South-Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Get involved and get in touch
The members of NICDC are elected representatives and hold their positions for a three-year period. They represent the views of community and salaried dental practitioners. The current NICDC will sit from 2022-2024, as agreed by the BDA PEC. The NICDC ensures that the views of community dentists are represented when it comes to health policy being developed by government. There are currently several voting and non-voting positions vacant, for more information the NICDC can be contacted via email: [email protected].
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