Dental CPD Courses

Winter/Spring 2018 Dental CPD Course Programme

IMPORTANT NEWS:

NEW GDC REQUIREMENTS FOR CPD IN FORCE FROM JANUARY 2018
I have listed some of the important things you need to know below. (We are also running a course that will cover the new requirements and how to adhere)

1. The Core subjects, are they still a requirement?

YES With other governing bodies – CQC, NHS, Health and safety, Resuscitation Council, IR(ME)R guidelines, Safeguarding, employment law, Data protection ETC.
Also the GDC website states:
The GDC's recommended topics
As a dental professional you must plan your CPD activity as it relates to your field of practice during your CPD cycle.
To help and support you in your CPD choices, the GDC has identified some CPD topics that will relate to many dental professionals in their field of practice. These are highly recommended to do as part of the minimum verifiable CPD requirement:

  • Medical Emergencies: at least 10 hours in every CPD cycle – and we recommend that you do at least two hours of CPD in this every year
  • Disinfection and Decontamination: we recommend that you do at least five hours in every CPD cycle
  • • Radiography and radiation protection: we recommend that you do at least five hours in every CPD cycle. This applies only to those who undertake radiography. If you are a dental technician you can do CPD in materials and equipment instead of radiography and radiation protection: at least five hours in every CPD cycle

We also recommend that you keep up to date by doing CPD in the following areas:

  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Complaints handling
  • Oral Cancer: Early detection
  • Safeguarding children and young people
  • Safeguarding vulnerable adults

We make these recommendations because we believe regularly keeping up to date in these topics contributes to patient safety.

2. The GDC will expect you to assess and choose your CPD Provider and courses carefully and check that they have Quality Assurance in place.
Focus and progress LTD have all verifiable quality assurance in place. (You can check on GDC website for QA guidance for CPD providers).

Our quality assurance includes:

  • Checking speaker’s qualifications and experience
  • Obtaining written feedback at the time of the CPD and evaluated and actioned accordingly
  • Registers to link attendance
  • Peer review
  • Clear aims objectives and outcomes decided with speakers
  • Regular CPD needs assessment
  • Educational teaching methods and audience participation
  • Transparent Verifiable criteria
  • Accurate measure of CPD hours
  • Reflection opportunities on back of certificates
  • Terms and conditions on website
The GDC states on the website under the new E CPD requirements the following:

‘’The GDC does not approve any providers of CPD activity.
You are responsible for selecting CPD that meets the requirements for verifiable activity.
You are also responsible for obtaining and keeping the documentary evidence (e.g. certificates) that is required for your CPD record.
You should use your professional judgement to decide whether or not you believe the CPD activity you have completed meets the requirements for verifiable CPD.
As stated in Section 5.3, the information required from the CPD provider is listed below, and demonstrates that the CPD you have undertaken is verifiable:

  • The subject, learning content, aims and objectives
  • The anticipated GDC development outcomes of the CPD
  • The date(s) that the CPD was undertaken
  • The total number of hours of CPD undertaken
  • The name of the professional who has participated in the CPD activity
  • That the CPD is subject to quality assurance, with the name of the person or body providing the quality assurance
  • Confirmation from the provider that the information contained in it is full and accurate. It should also include your registration number

If you are unsure whether an activity meets the criteria for verifiable CPD, before you start, you should ask the CPD provider to give you written information about how the activity will meet the requirements of verifiable CPD (above) before you agree to take part.
We recommend that all dental professionals, as consumers of CPD, make careful choices when investing time and money in CPD products and services and obtain advance assurances as to the quality and value for money.
We also encourage all CPD providers to make written participant feedback a part of their provision and to respond constructively and promptly where concerns are raised about the quality of products and services.’’

All of our courses meet the requirements above, our certificates will also contain all relevant requirements for you to feel confident that you meet the GDC requirements.

3. The GDC recommends that you carry out a diverse range of activities, with an emphasis on opportunities for discussions and interactive learning with fellow professionals.

Attending courses provides this opportunity.

4. The GDC require you to reflect on your CPD.

We can assist you with this by our reflection sheet that is provided on the back of ever certificate.

5. The GDC also want to see that you have linked your CPD to developmental outcomes.

We have done this for you. You can find them on the programme listed for each course and also listed on certificates, along with aims, objectives, hours, title and all other requirements.

6. The requirement for all dental professionals to have a personal development plan (PDP)

We offer a service to help you plan and complete a PDP and plan your CPD successfully to benefit you, your role and satisfy the GDC, including portfolio building/reflection and ensuring you meet the GDC requirements.

7. An increase in the number of verifiable hours for most professional titles and the requirement to spread the hours more evenly across the five- year cycle

We offer a service to help you plan and complete a PDP and plan your CPD successfully to benefit you, your role and satisfy the GDC, including portfolio building/reflection and ensuring you meet the GDC requirements.

 

OTHER INFORMATION

Please try and book early, we had to cancel a few courses last year, due to booking requests being left until a couple of weeks before. We need to know rough numbers by at least a month before, to allow us to decide if a course has enough people to run and to confirm with speakers.

We also offer

  • PDP advice and guidance and help to complete and plan your PDP/CPD
  • 'IN HOUSE/PRACTICE' Basic Life Support/CPR training.
    A Practical, 'Hands On' session
  • CQC management and practice appraisal
  • Verifiable 'In house' training packs

Please see website for further details or contact: julie@focusandprogress.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF ADDRESS WHEN SENDING CHEQUES: THE NEW ADDRESS IS ON WEBSITE AND BOOKING FORMS.

New address: Retreat, Morgans Vale Road, Redlynch, Nr Salisbury, Wilts. SP5 2HU

Reminder: We have on-line booking and payment facilities. (Cheques and booking forms are still absolutely fine and will continue).

Please keep your eye on the website, if a course has to be postponed, it will always be updated on the website. We will do everything we can to contact you/ rearrange the course/find another speaker.

Links to GDC standard numbers, Aims, objectives & expected outcomes of each course will be printed on the certificates.  This will allow you to link your CPD and prove its relevance to your personal development.

  • Please add your practice/personal email to our mailing list by visiting our website.  The course programmes are updated on the website around June/July and November/December.  Courses that are FULL will be indicated along with any course changes

Courses for the whole dental team:

Dentists, Dental Nurses, Therapists, Hygienists, Managers, Receptionists, Trainers, Technicians and Students

All courses are held at Bournemouth Hospital - Education Centre.

Full address:
Bournemouth Post Graduate Education Centre
Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East
Bournemouth
BH7 7DW (view on a Google Map)

Contact us for further information

Booking Information »

 

Reminder of points that are often raised:
Parking – I am afraid there is nothing we can do about the parking.  The free parking at the front of the education centre is limited.  There are always spaces in the main hospital car parks, but do remember, some are pay and display and the main front entrance car park is a pay at the machine as you leave, type system.
Air conditioning – The system is self controlling throughout the hospital including the lecture theatre.  
Speaker presentations /handouts – Many speakers are growing more reluctant to give out there presentations.  This is mainly due to copy right reasons. For this reason, please come prepared to take notes if required. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and look forward to seeing you soon.  Should you have any further queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

13/03/18
Tuesday
7-9pm

1. DATA PROTECTION (NEW GUIDELINES 2018) & INFORMATION GOVERNANCE TRAINING – Are you ready for the new regulations that come into effect in May 2018? Make sure you comply. ALL members of staff are expected to complete training in Information Governance on a yearly basis. The CQC oversees this training. This training can be used as part practice evidence to demonstrate compliance in areas of CQC fundamental standards.

This course will cover the new data protection guidelines that are being introduced this year. It is essential that staff update their training regularly on this subject to allow them to work within the law and avoid law suits against themselves as individuals or the practice as a whole.
This course is aimed at:   For the whole practice team
Speaker: Jo Russell
20/03/18
Tuesday
7-9pm

2. CPD - PLAN, DO, REFLECT, RECORD (NEW GDC REQUIREMENTS IN FORCE FROM JANUARY 2018). Are you prepared? Do you understand what is required of you as a GDC registered individual? Core subjects are they still required? YES – With other governing bodies – CQC, NHS, Health and safety, Resuscitation Council, IR(ME)R guidelines, Safeguarding, employment law, Data protection ETC.

This course covers the GDC enhanced CPD scheme (ECPD) that starts on 1st January 2018 for dentists and 1st August for DCP’s. The course will cover the requirements including: Increased hours, PDP requirement, aligning CPD with development outcomes, Planning CPD according to your individual ‘fields’ of practice, reflecting, reporting and logging your CPD with the GDC. It will also cover the importance of choosing your CPD providers and what to look for in a CPD provider to stay compliant. GDC registrants are responsible for choosing quality CPD providers & courses are in line with the GDC This training can be used as part practice evidence to demonstrate compliance in areas of CQC fundamental standards.
This course is aimed at:   For all GDC registered dental care professionals and students
Speaker: Jo Russell
17/04/18
Tuesday
7-9pm

3. HEALTH & SAFETY UPDATE - Essential guidelines and updates on how to work within the law and keep yourself, patients and colleague’s safe when working in dental practice. LEGIONELLA TRAINING – ALL staff that have a responsibility for the management & control of Legionella need to receive appropriate training in order to comply with CQC requirements. Yearly updates are needed. (Registered Managers are responsible for the implementation of a suitable training programme).

The Health and Safety aspect of the course will cover updates and the key factors of Health and Safety including risk assessment, COSHH, best practice, employers and employee’s responsibilities and the areas that fall within health and safety law. The Legionella section will cover competency to carry out legionella assessment, record keeping, creating a scheme of work. (All dental practices are required to legionella risk assess by a competent person under (ACOP L8), guidance in HCAI/HTM01-05) All dental practices are required to ensure that ALL staff are trained in Health and Safety (Health and Safety at work Act and team members involved with legionella testing must receive yearly training to comply with CQC requirements). This training can be used as part practice evidence to demonstrate compliance in areas of CQC fundamental standards.
This course is aimed at:   For the whole practice team
Speaker: Jo Russell
24/04/18
Tuesday
7-9pm

4. SAFEGUARDING VULNERABLE ADULTS AT RISK. TO INCLUDE DEMENTIA AWARENESS & THE MENTAL CAPACITY ACT – Linking together to create understanding and compassion.

This course will define who may be deemed an adult at risk and why. The course will also cover Dementia awareness & The Mental Capacity Act. Covering the three subjects together in a course will demonstrate the close links between them. It will highlight why understanding of the law and compassion is essential when treating a possible adult at risk. This training is required for ALL team members by the CQC. This training can be used as part practice evidence to demonstrate compliance in areas of CQC fundamental standards.
This course is aimed at:   For the whole practice team
Speaker: Jo Russell
10/05/18
Thursday
7-9pm

5. PERIODONTAL DISEASE, SYSTEMIC DISEASE, BACTERIAL PLAQUE, AND GENERAL HEALTH – Does bacterial plaque contribute to systemic disease and does systemic inflammation make periodontal disease worse?

The course will discuss the correlation with the bacteria in plaque and systemic disease and general health and look at periodontal disease and its relationship with plaque and general health. This training can be used as part practice evidence to demonstrate compliance in areas of CQC fundamental standards.
This course is aimed at:   For all dental team members
Speaker: Sonia Jones
17/05/18
Thursday
7-9pm

6. LEGAL & ETHICAL AND RECORD KEEPING ISSUES - Are you sure you know exactly what is required of you when working as a dental professional? The course will look at legally and ethically issues and the GDC requirements, including the consequences of not complying.

The course will look at some of the grey areas you may not be aware of. The course will also cover record keeping issues and GDC fitness to practice hearings. This training can be used as part practice evidence to demonstrate compliance in areas of CQC fundamental standards.
This course is aimed at:   For all GDC registered dental care professionals and students
Speaker: Nick Torlot
24/05/18
Thursday
7-9pm

7. SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN – LEVEL 2 - Working together to safeguard children - updated March 2015.

This course will cover all aspects of child abuse and the relating signs & indications. It will look at referral paths and procedures & the required action. This training is required for ALL team members by the CQC. Safeguarding training should be updated annually. This training can be used as part practice evidence to demonstrate compliance in areas of CQC fundamental standards.
This course is aimed at:   For the whole practice team
Speaker: Jo Russell
07/06/18
Thursday
7-9pm

8. DISINFECTION & DECONTAMINATION – NEW GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS ARE RUMOURED TO BE COMING INTO FORCE IN 2018

This course will cover effective measures to manage microbiological contamination risks in the dental practice, strategies to tackle the various stages of disinfection & decontamination, the HTM01-05 regulations and the new guidelines and updates coming into force 2018 (An HTM01-05 training requirement). This training can be used as part practice evidence to demonstrate compliance in areas of CQC fundamental standards.
This course is aimed at:   For the whole practice team
Speaker: Jo Russell
13/06/18
Wednesday
7-9pm

9. UPDATE ON THE EARLY DETECTION OF ORAL CANCER – Are you 100% sure that you are confident in your ability to detect this disease early?

This course will look at the changing clinical appearances to allow early detection of the disease and discuss updates in research, progression of the disease to highlight the need for early detection and the relevant treatment stages. Real life cases will be discussed and many photographs displayed to highlight the importance of early detection and improve confidence in identifying early signs. This training can be used as part practice evidence to demonstrate compliance in areas of CQC fundamental standards.
This course is aimed at:   For all dental team members
Speaker: Andy Thomas