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Workforce recruitment issues

What can the GDC's monthly registrant reports offer strategic dental nurse workforce planning?

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  • In July 2023, the number of dental nurses registered with the GDC continues to rise, with an increasing shift back toward the previous 2021 peak.

  • The NHS are set to increase the commissioned training of dental therapists and other clinicians but, at present, are not intending to increase the commissioned training of dental nurses by a corresponding number.

  • The 'crisis' within the dental workforce has the potential to be mitigated through comprehensive and strategic workforce planning.

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Reed, D. What can the GDC's monthly registrant reports offer strategic dental nurse workforce planning?. Br Dent J 235, 402–403 (2023).

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