General Dental Practice Committee
The General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) represents all General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) in the UK.
The GDPC is the official representative body for GDPs. This means it negotiates with the Government, the NHS and other stakeholders on behalf of dentists working in general practice and is recognised by the Government as the official representative body in negotiations and consultations.
The GDPC reflects the mixed economy of dental practice and promotes the interests of all GDPs; associates and practice owners, those working in private, mixed or NHS practise, working for a corporate or a traditional practice, and those who are specialist practitioners in primary care.
The GDPC typically meets three times a year. It will also hold additional meetings in exceptional circumstances.
- Contract reform: Negotiating a prevention-focused, capitation-based contract
- Funding and pay: Delivering investment in NHS dentistry to address a decade of cuts and ensuring NHS dentists are fairly paid
- Recruitment and retention: Addressing the crisis in NHS recruitment and retention through urgent action from Government.
Shiv Pabary MBE
Get involved and get in touch
There are 72 directly elected members of the Committee, three members from the LDC Conference, a representative of the Conference of Vocational Training Advisers and several seats for other organisations.
The Chair and Vice-Chair of the BDA's Principal Executive Committee are also non-voting members of the Committee.
Members are elected for three-year terms. Seats can become available post-election, and by-elections are then held - if you would like to stand, please see if there is a current seat available in your area.
If you would like further information regarding the GDPC please email the Policy Officer for General Dental Practitioners, Nuzha Dissi, [email protected].