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UK Council

The United Kingdom Council brings together council representatives in all countries to discuss issues of policy and matters affecting dentistry at the United Kingdom level of government.

Its membership as a minimum shall consist of the following voting members:

 

  • one member elected from each of the branches in England
  • 3 members elected from the Scottish Council, from amongst the members elected from the branches in Scotland
  • 2 members elected from the Welsh Council, from amongst the members elected from the sections in Wales
  • 2 members elected from the Northern Ireland Council, from amongst the members elected from the branch in Northern Ireland

Additional voting and non voting members may be appointed or elected to the UK Council as determined by or in accordance with the By-Laws, subject to the United Kingdom Council comprising a maximum of 35 voting members elected from the branches.

 

Any proposals to alter the By-Laws to permit more or less additional voting and non voting members may only be submitted with the joint consent of the Chairs of the country councils.

 

The Principal Executive Committee must approve the requisite changes to the By-laws as long as such changes are not inconsistent with the Articles of Association.


The United Kingdom Council is chaired in rotation by each of the Chairs of the country councils. There shall normally be two meetings of the UK Council each year, though fewer or more meetings may be convened.