Clinical Governance

Patient Focused Care

Contributes 1 hour to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course takes an in-depth look at the first part of the GDC Standard 1 for the dental team - Put patient interests first. 

It centres on the importance of listening to patients and brings together the guidance set for dental professionals by the GDC, Care Quality Regulators and NICE. 

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment. 

If you achieve 80% or more, you pass the course and will receive a  printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. 

If you do not pass,  you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment when you feel confident. 


This course aims to explore practical aspects of the legal requirements, rules, guidance and best practice applying to Standard 1 of the GDC Standards for the dental team. 


Learners will: 

  • Recognise relevant ethical requirements
  • Understand the underpinning principles of putting patients first
  • Define consistent ways of cooperating with colleagues to provide patient-centred care

Learning Outcomes:


  • Will have a practical and applied understanding and will develop working practices that ensure that they recognise patients' concerns and perceptions of dental care
  • Can accommodate patients' needs and preferences in the services they provide