All sessions, with the exception of the Presidential Meeting and the Annual General Meeting of the BDA, meet the educational criteria set by the General Dental Council (GDC) for verifiable CPD and are certified by the British Dental Association (BDA). You can claim up to 15 verifiable CPD hours for this event. Due to regulations, refreshment breaks, lunch breaks, and time spent in the exhibition cannot be counted towards your verifiable CPD hours.
However, Training essentials theatre sessions, Demonstration theatre sessions and entry to and participation in the Innovation zone do qualify for verifiable CPD hours. Time spent in the exhibition does qualify towards your general CPD. Sessions that cover the recommended GDC core CPD subjects are indicated on the programme with:
Attendance at all session is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open to all sessions 15 minutes before the advertised start time.
Your CPD at the event
Attendance at all sessions will be recorded by a scanning system which is linked to your delegate badge. Evaluation forms and collection of CPD certificates will only be available online this year.
Remember that you will need to keep records of all the CPD you undertake, both verifiable and general. You can use the method of your choice to record your CPD, so long as you include the core information required.
Continuing Professional Development Allowance – England and Wales
There are no longer any CPD allowance payments in England and Wales.
Until March 2006 dentists working in the GDS in England and Wales were able to claim CPDA for sessions attended on approved postgraduate courses, either Section 63 or other approved courses, and travelling time. Since April 2006 the CPDA allowance has been incorporated in the basic nGDS/ PDS contract value and so can no longer be claimed by dentists working in England or Wales.
Continuing Professional Development Allowance – Scotland
Delegates working in NHS dental practice in Scotland as a principal (that is they hold a dental list number) but not as assistants or FDs/VDPs, can claim up to 15 hours of Continuing Professional Development Allowance (CPDA) in any given financial year. Payments are abated, depending on the percentage of GDS earnings, up to a maximum of £1,386.60 for the year.
Remote Island and remote mainland dentists can claim an additional
amount of CPD Allowance. Please refer to Amendment 115 – Statement of Dental Remuneration (Scotland) for full details. This information can be found on the practitioner services website www.psd.scot.nhs.uk.
Continuing Professional Development Allowance – Northern Ireland
Delegates working in NHS dental practice in Northern Ireland as a principal (that is they hold a dental list number) but not as assistants or FDs/VDPs, can claim up to 15 hours or 6 sessions of Continuing Professional Development Allowance (CPDA) in any given financial year.
Payments are abated, depending on the percentage of GDS earnings, up to a maximum of £1369.20 for the year 2013/14. Dentists from Northern Ireland should complete the CPDA1 form available from the online evaluation site for this event and return to the Northern Medical and Dental Training Agency www.nimdta.gov.uk.
More detailed information is available at http://www.nimdta.gov.uk/dentistry/dentists/cpd-allowance-for-dentists/
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