CED Activities Info 2015/01


Issue 1 - January 2015

 

SECTION II - CONTRIBUTIONS BY CED MEMBERS

UK health regulator defeated in landmark legal case

The British Dental Association (BDA) defeated the General Dental Council (GDC) in a landmark legal case during December. The GDC was found to have acted unlawfully during a consultation which proposed a 64 per cent annual retention fee rise for all UK dentists.


The BDA argued the consultation did not adequately explain the financial reasons for the fee increase and that key information was lacking. However, the judge declined to reverse the actual fee rise, as the GDC’s counsel cited the potential risk of “administrative chaos” at the regulator. The BDA was awarded costs and will continue to campaign for regulation that is fair, transparent and fit for purpose. Further details are on the BDA’s blog at https://bdaconnect.bda.org/arf-campaign/

Contributed by the British Dental Association (BDA).


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