Dental professionals are being encouraged to take part in the General Dental Council’s review of continuing professional development.

A short online questionnaire can be found at Questions include:
• What is your main reason for undertaking CPD?
• What are the factors that influence your choice of CPD activity?
• What CPD format do you think is most effective (as a learning style) for you?
• How do you generally reflect on what you have learnt from your CPD activity?

Any general comments or questions can be sent to

The review will consider the role CPD plays in helping registrants to stay up to date and to practise in accordance with its standards; as well as exploring the most effective forms of CPD activity and the best way of monitoring and administering it. A key aim is also to ensure that the CPD requirements are woven into a proportionate scheme of revalidation in due course.

The review process will include, among other steps, research and various forms of consultation with registrants and other stakeholders. A public consultation on any future proposals is planned for early 2012.