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Running a safe and compliant practice

Event Details

Event Name
Running a safe and compliant practice
Event Type
Event Subject
Practice management
Topic Groups (Clinical Governance, Ethics and Regulation, General Dental Practice, Health and Safety, Infection control)
09:30 - 16:45
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Booking Fee(s)
  • Dental Care Professional: £95.00
  • BDA member: £150.00
  • Non member: £195.00

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Running a safe and compliant practice

Friday 23 March  |  2018 | London    (Note: the change from a previously advertised April date)


Learning objectives

Explore the guidelines set out by the CQC and GDC to ensure your practice is compliant to nationally recognised standards.

'Is your service/practice safe? Is it caring? Is it responsive? Is it effective? Is it well led?' (CQC key line of enquiries)
At times it can seem quite impossible to comply with all your obligations.

  • Be familiar with the key issues surrounding CQC registration and inspections
  • Gain a better understanding of health and safety issues in dentistry
  • Know how to comply with current infection control and decontamination guidelines
  • Be aware of the GDC's standards and its complaints and fitness to practice procedures
  • Understand the requirements surrounding consent, confidentiality and data protection


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​BDA Member:£150.00

Non Member: ​£195.00​DCPs: £95.00


The fee includes refreshments, lunch and all course documentation.



Dick Birkin,  Head of Regional Services, BDA

Originally a GDP in the North West, before joining the BDA Dick was a manager with the Dental Reference Service for 24 years. He also spent time as a Clinical Policy Adviser for the DRS where he worked closely with SHAs and PCTs in analysing data and managing risk. He has given evidence at over a hundred disciplinary hearings and has acted as an expert witness at the GDC.
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Sarah Davison,  Good Practice Manager, BDA

Sarah manages BDA Good Practice and is responsible for the management and development of BDA Good Practice.  She has been at the BDA for over 6 years, prior to which Sarah worked in training, assessment and coaching including working for a number of National Awarding Bodies. Sarah has a BSc in Sports Science, a postgraduate certificate in Education and in 2010 completed the FGDP Certificate in the Appraisal of Dental Practices.

James Goldman,  Head of Employment and General Practice Advice, BDA

James qualified as a barrister in 1994 and has worked as an in house lawyer, in the retail, recruitment and public sectors. He has provided advice on a range of employment and commercial issues, has appeared in a number of tribunal cases and has lectured on a range of topics.

Richard Harris, Head of Compliance, BDA

Richard advises members on CQC-related issues for England and is also involved in other regulatory set-ups in the rest of the UK.  Now in his second stint at the BDA, Richard has 15 years' experience of advising dentists on a variety of practice-based issues and has been involved with the developing CQC situation since 2010. Richard has also been in the army, the civil service, worked for a police authority and has also worked for a large NHS hospital.

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Edward Sinclair,  Practice Management Consultant (Health and Safety), BDA

Edward Sinclair is a dually qualified dentist and microbiologist. His final year dissertation was on Hepatitis B, a dentally relevant topic. Utilising his experience of working in NHS and private practice Edward is currently engaged as a specialist advisor in the BDA's Compliance team. Edward advises members on all aspects of health and safety law, infection control and decontamination requirements. He has a particular interest in the issues facing young dentists in terms of employment and is also studying for a Masters in Public Health.

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Victoria Michell, Practice Management Consultant, BDA

Victoria is a solicitor in the BDA's NHS, Business and General Practice Team. She advises on a range of business and NHS matter, particularly focusing on NHS contracts and disputes and has recently returned from a secondment where she undertook work on behalf of clients buying and selling dental practices.



6 hours CPD

The training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for Verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.




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