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Findings of the GDC’s review of CPD literature published

The GDC has published the findings of a wide-ranging literature review of continuing professional development (CPD) activities, models and best practice.

This systematic review of literature was commissioned by the GDC to provide a clear and robust evidence base for the future development of CPD for dental professionals, part of our Shifting the balance reform programme. The Review of the Literature on CPD was carried out by the Association of Dental Education in Europe (ADEE) from June to October 2018. Researchers reviewed over 800 publications on CPD, from across the UK and internationally, and surveyed research area experts, including those from health regulators, and beyond.

This research will be being used to develop thinking and proposals for CPD for dental professionals and will be engaging stakeholders in a discussion document on the topic, due for release this summer.

The full report and the executive summary of the ‘Review of the Literature on CPD’ can be found on the GDC website.