The Dentist Magazine.

Senior staff moves at the General Dental Council

Published: 31/10/2017

Jonathan Green, executive director, fitness to practise, is to leave the General Dental Council (GDC) early in 2018. After nearly five years of hugely valuable service, including three as a member of the Executive Management Team overseeing a much needed and very challenging improvement programme in fitness to practise (FtP), Jonathan is moving on to a new role as Regional Director for London at the Independent Office for Police Conduct – the organisation that will replace the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Jonathan has played a key role in helping to drive forward the GDC’s work to reform dental regulation to make it better for patients and fairer for professionals. During his tenure, the GDC’s performance against regulatory standards has seen very significant improvement. He championed and implemented a number of key reforms, such as the introduction of support for registrants going through FtP processes and better management of complaints with partner organisations.

Bill Moyes, Chair of the GDC Council said, “While we are all sorry to see Jonathan leave the GDC, he is leaving us at a time when the improvements in FtP processes that he has led are really bearing fruit, and with clear plans for further improvement work in place. We are grateful for all he has done.”

Jonathan Green said, “I’m really proud to be leaving the GDC at a time when the hard work to improve its performance is visibly paying off, and when its new direction, set out in ‘Shifting the Balance’, is really bedding in. I am confident that it will continue to develop and improve.”