Continuing Professional Development and Workforce Courses

 

Eligibility for Courses

All of the courses contained on the Accent system are approved and meet the continuing professional development (CPD) requirements of the General Dental Council. Courses are open to NHS practitioners with a PCT Performer number. Dental Care Professionals & Dentists working in the GDS or CDS can also attend these courses.

Subject to availability, non NHS General Dental Practitioners may be admitted to a course.

Please note that from 31st August 2020 HEE LKSS are moving away from the E wisdom platform to the accent Platform, All E wisdom users are being asked to download their CPD certificate records before the closure of the site. Please note HEE LKSS will not be able to access CPD certificates on behalf of registrants after this date.

To register for an account of Accent, please go to https://accent.hicom.co.uk/CourseManager/Live/London/Web/s

Please also see attached document explaining how to register for an Accent account

 

CPD for Dental Registrants 

London and KSS Dental team provide a comprehensive range of continuing professional development (CPD) and workforce training for GDC dental registrants. The training available for the dental workforce is aimed at developing and maintaining skills, knowledge and competencies, across multiple domains.

 

Keeping your skills, knowledge and competence up to date throughout your career is a vital part of being a dental professional. From January 2018 the GDC has developed a new style Enhanced CPD scheme which is designed to be flexible, so you can plan activity to suit your professional needs, and adapt your activity as required across your CPD cycle. Depending on your registrant title, you must do a certain minimum number of hours of verifiable CPD for each five year cycle. You may continue to do non-verifiable CPD, however all hours submitted to the GDC must be verifiable.

 

Reflection is an important process for you to evaluate the impact of your CPD activity, taking some time to review and reflect on your activities allows you to assess what benefits you have gained and how you have implemented your learning. Activity should be undertaken consistently and recorded throughout your cycle. A complete CPD record includes your log of activity with development outcomes linked to each activity, your personal development plan, and the evidence you have collected from each activity. You must submit your annual statement each year to the GDC and you will be notified to make your CPD statement when you get your annual renewal notice. All courses run by Health Education England will be aligned to the development outcomes to fulfil the requirements of the new style ECPD.

 

For further information visit: https://www.gdc-uk.org/professionals/cpd/enhanced-cpd.

From 1st September 2020 all of our London and KSS CPD courses are advertised via Accent

 

Centres

HEE LKSS runs courses at the following centres across London and KSS

  • Canterbury (hands on facilities)
  • Guildford Post Graduate Centre (hands on facilities)
  • Chichester (hands on facilitites)
  • East Grinstead QVH hospital (New site: courses soon coming in 2020) (hands on facilities)
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Haywards Heath
  • Londec (hands on facilities)
  • Croydon Post Gradaute Centre (hands on facilities)
  • Northwick Park (hands on facilities)
  • Eastman (hands on facilities)
  • Queen Mary University London (hands on facilities)
  • Kings College Hospital (hands on facilities)

HEE London KSS also offers a wide range of online remote attendance courses.

 

Enrolling on a Course

Once registered on Accent all courses are booked and paid for online.

 

Records of Attendance

A register will be provided at each course you attend. Although it is the responsibility of each dentist / delegate to keep their own CPD record, HEE LKSS also records the attendance of each delegate. In order to do this, the delegate needs to sign the register to confirm their attendance at face to face courses or sign into online courses using their full name.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance when confirmed as attending the course and feedback has been provided, when you have completed feedback you will be able to download your certificate of attendance.

 

Non-Attendance

The courses Health Education England organise are valuable learning experiences.People who do not attend when allocated a place deprive others, especially in cases where numbers are limited.

All courses are subject to the London and KSS Dental Education and Training cancellation policy:

The following charges apply from the date we receive your written cancellation (by letter, fax or email) to the start date of your course:

  • Less than 6 weeks notice: No refund
  • More than 6 weeks notice: Full refund minus minimum administration charge of £10.00

     

    Should you have any queries about courses please contact the HEE LKSS staff at Ewisdom.lase@hee.nhs.uk