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Dentist Support

Dentistry is a rewarding profession, however it can be stressful for many reasons. Our core aim as a LDC is to represent and support you. 

If you are a levy-paying dentist and member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough LDC you can contact us for a confidential discussion.  

We will do our very best to assist you with your query or direct you to another organisation that can help.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

PASS

Practitioner Advice & Support Scheme - East Anglia and Essex.

The Practitioner Advice and Support Scheme offers free confidential support and mentoring to colleagues in difficulty in the hope of resolving issues before the need for formal investigation.

The GDC and BDA has supported this ‘practitioners supporting practitioners’ approach.

Objectives of PASS are:

  • The early identification of dental practitioners whose performance may be giving cause for concern.
  • To provide dental practitioners with skilled help, support and guidance.

Support is offered to all dentists in the area who wish to participate in the scheme and ranges from simple telephone advice to practice visits. 

It is important to understand that PASS can only help those who recognise that they are in need of support and are open to change if necessary. 

Discussion of problems at an early stage with colleagues who have an understanding of the dentist’s point of view and circumstances can be invaluable. 

With the support that PASS can arrange or coordinate, involvement with a more formal resolution may be avoided. 

Please note that the support that PASS provides is completely confidential.

In order to access this FREE scheme, dentists contact East Anglia and Essex PASS. 

If you would like independent advice about referring a colleague or yourself to the East Anglia and Essex Group please telephone or email in complete confidence, one of the following: 

Nick Stolls: stolls.fam@btinternet.com  01379 586547

Hannah Woolnough: hannah.woolnough@nhs.net

Dentists’ Benevolent Fund

The BDA Benevolent Fund is an independent charity working for dentists – both past and present – to ensure that dentists do not go unsupported in times of crisis.

Every year they help people of all ages who are in serious financial need as a result of illness, accident, or other adversity. The Benevolent Fund provides grants, personal interest-free loans and occasionally financial support with career transition.

Run by dentists, for dentists, the Benevolent Fund has been working at the heart of the dental profession for over 130 years. All requests are considered in confidence.

For more information or to help support colleagues by donating please get in touch by contacting administrator@dentistshelp.org or 020 7486 4994. You can find out more about the Benevolent Fund and how they can help on their website.

Your local dentist facilitator is Dr. Sue Graham.