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Running a safe and compliant practice

Event Type
Event Subject
Practice management
Development Outcomes (A, C, D)
Topic Groups (Education & Development, Ethics and Regulation, Health and Safety, Infection control, Patient Communications)
Friday 29 March 2019
09:30 - 16:45
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £95.00
  • Essential Member: £150.00
  • Expert Member: £150.00
  • Extra Member: £150.00
  • Senior member: £150.00
  • Non member: £195.00
  • Student member: £150.00

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Contact Erica Kyle

Tel 020 7563 4590

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Running a safe and compliant practice

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

Friday 29 March 2019 |  London



Learning objectives

'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 and confidentiality

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 Full terms and conditions (including cancellation policy)​​


​BDA Member:£150.00

Non Member: ​£195.00​DCPs: £95.00


The fee includes refreshments, lunch and all course documentation.



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Dick Birkin,  Head of Advice Liaison and Development, 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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Claire Bennett, Practice Management Consultant, BDA

Claire Bennett is Practice Management Consultant. Prior to joining the BDA in 2010, Claire was a solicitor in private practice, specialising in all aspects of employment law. Claire advises members on employment and HR matters, as well as contractual issues.

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Michael Fenton, Health and Safety Adviser, BDA

Michael is a Health and safety advisor as part of the BDA's compliance team. He also works as an Assessor for BDA Good Practice ensuring standards are maintained during the ongoing renewal cycle. Prior to his 3 years with the BDA he has worked in dental practices as a practice manager.

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Patrick Gamble, Health and Safety Adviser, BDA

Patrick is a BDA Good Practice assessor and practice management consultant in the BDA's Compliance Team. He advises on all aspects of health & safety law, infection control, decontamination, practice inspections and compliance with professional regulations

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.


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.