Continuing Professional Development learning needs of attenders and non-attenders

The dental postgraduate section of the Wales Deanery supports postgraduate education and training for a range of dental professional roles in Wales.

The activities provided are underpinned by educational research and quality assurance to ensure that they are relevant, appropriate and support safe patient care.

The principal aim of the study is to inform Wales Deanery’s Continuing Professional Education (CPD) provision for General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) and to attract current non-attenders.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • to provide a profile of the use of Deanery-provided CPD by all GDPs across Wales and a profile of who is not taking up Deanery-provided CPD.
  • to explore the motives for sourcing CPD from other providers.
  • to identify the learning needs of dental professionals that currently source their verifiable CPD from outside the Deanery.
Lead contactEmma Barnes
FunderWales Deanery
Start dateApril 2017