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Northern Ireland Salaried Dentists Committee

Northern Ireland Salaried Dentists Committee (NISDC) is the official representative body for Community and salaried Dentists in Northern Ireland (with some exclusions as per the constitution). It negotiates on pay and conditions of service for dentists who are in the Community and salaried dental services.

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 in the Community and salaried dental services.​


What do NISDC do?

  • Share and represent the views of Community dentists
  • At as a channel of communication between the BDA and Community dentists
  • Lobby stakeholders on behalf of Community Dentists
  • Negotiate on behalf of the Community Dental Service (CDS)

What issues do NISDC work on?

  • CDS Terms and Conditions issues
  • CDS Workforce issues
  • Improving oral health core CDS patient groups and wider society

Getting invovled: what can you do?

Meet the NISDC committee members

The NISDC are elected representatives and hold their positions for a three-year period. They are there to represent the views of community and salaried dental practitioners.

 

The current NISDC will sit from 2018 - 2020 and 2021, as agreed by the BDA PEC.

 

By-elections can be held at any time to replace members who step down, please get in touch with the BDA elections team elections@bda.org if you are interested in standing to find out more information.

 

There are currently:

 

  • Five directly elected voting members representing each of the Health and Social Care Trusts (voting)

  • One directly elected voting member representing the Clinical Directors (voting)         

  • One committee cross representative (non-voting)

  • One BDA Accredited Representative (non-voting)

  • The Chair of Northern Ireland Council (non-voting)

  • The Chair and Vice Chair of PEC (non-voting)

  • One BMA cross represenative (non-voting) vacant



Grainne Quinn (Chair)

Grainne is elected on behalf of the Clinical Directors. She qualified from The University of Manchester in 1983. She currently works as Clinical lead for Community Dental Services and as a Senior Dental Officer in the Western Health and Social Care Trust. Grainne also sits on BDA Northern Ireland Council and the NI Joint Negotiating Forum (NIJNF).





Ruth Early (Vice Chair)
Ruth is elected on behalf of community and salaried dentists in the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust. She qualified from Guys Hospital London in 1993. She currently works as a Senior Dental Officer in the South Eastern Trust. She is the Chair of the BDA CDS Group Northern Ireland, a BDA NI rep for the GMC and sits on the NI Joint Negotiating Forum (NIJNF).


Helen Leonard
Helen is elected on behalf of community and salaried dentists in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust. She qualified from Dundee University in 1999. She currently works as a Community Dental Officer in the Northern Trust. Helen is the Chair of the Northern Ireland BDA Accredited representatves, and locally represents the Northern Trust as BDA AR. 

​Kathy O'Donogue 
Kathy is elected on behalf of community and salaried dentsits in the Western Health and Social Care Trust. She qualified from the University of Manchester in 1986. She currently works as a Community Dental Officer in the Western Trust. She sits on the NI Joint Negotiating Forum (NIJNF). Kathy is the Western Trust BDA Accredited Representative.



Ann McAreavey
Ann is elected on behalf of Community and Salaried Dentists in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust. She qualified from Dundee University in 1999. She currently works in the Trust as a Senior Dental Officer (Acting) part time in Special Care Adult Dentistry and also has a Dental Officer role.



​Fiona McAuley

Fiona is elected on behalf of the community and salaried dentists in the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust. She qualified from Queen's University Belfast in 1991. She currently works as a Senior Dental Officer in the Belfast Trust, specialising in Special Care Dentistry.



 

To get in touch with your local representative please contact Norther Ireland office northernIrelandoffice@bda.org.  

 

​To get in touch with your local representative please contact Northern Ireland office northernIrelandoffice@bda.org.


Got any feedback?

We are always keen to hear your views, help with any issues you might have, or if you have comments on how we can support you as a community dentist please contact Northern Ireland office northernIrelandoffice@bda.org