What we do
LDCs (Local Dental Committees) were set up in 1948, and became statutory bodies under the 1977 NHS Act. This means that Area Teams (ATs) have to consult with the LDC on matters of local dental interest.
We represent any dentist in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area who holds an NHS list number with the AT. We also represent PDS practitioners, assistants and deputies, provided they have expressed a wish to be represented by the LDC.
Our members are here to represent the interests of dentists who fall into these categories, and are available for advice and help if problems arise in dentists' professional lives. We are committed to being a source of representation, pastoral support, advice and reference for member dentists in the area.
The LDC has an important role to play in developing dental services for the population of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. This includes contract discussion with local NHS England, tendering process updates, dental training updates, sending representation to the annual LDC Conference, and arranging seminars and conferences for local dental professionals. Through attending national meetings, we attempt to put our views across at all levels of health care planning.
The LDC supports Continuous Professional Development, Practitioner Advice and Support (PASS) and the Benevolent Fund.
Why support the LDC?
Dentistry is a rapidly changing profession with new regulations and guidance being published on a regular basis.
Keep up-to-date with the latest news and developments and more importantly be a part of the pre-discussions and help shape the future of dentistry.
Being a member of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough LDC means that your voice will be heard by the Area Team and other relevant organisations. It also helps to ensure a good quality of care, plus treatment accessibility for patients.
Members also benefit from our help and support, and from the social aspects and interaction of attending our meetings.