CQC- The Regulation of Dental Services Programme Board (RDSPB)  published a report outlining the key areas of improvement for an effective model of dental regulation.

The Future of Dental Regulation report is the culmination of a one year programme of work carried out by the RDSPB. The report outlines seven key areas of improvement and agreed actions that will enable dental regulation to be more coherent, more streamlined and more effective in the future.

The Board is made up of representatives from the General Dental Council, NHS England, The Department of Health and the Care Quality Commission, supported by the NHS Business Services Authority and Healthwatch England.

The areas for improvement highlighted in the report are:

  • Define roles and responsibilities of regulators
  • Define a joint model for regulation of dental services
  • Improve data and intelligence sharing
  • Define a system for complaints handling
  • Define the role for supporting quality improvement
  • Improve joint communication with providers
  • Improve communication with the public

You can download the report from our website.

How to get involved:

Dental care professionals can  have their  say on the report, its areas for improvement and how these might be best achieved by joining the discussion thread on the provider online community.

You can also give us your feedback on the report directly through