Chairman: Mr. Brian Robertson LDC Secretary: Mr. Nick Stolls
We aim to promote the interests, aspirations and welfare of Dentists in Norfolk region while ensuring that high standards of patient care and provision is achieved. Bringing you information, advice and support to dental professionals.
As the local representative committee for independent Dental practitioners, the LDC has the statutory right to be consulted by NHS England and its Area Teams on issues relating to the dental profession.
The LDC is an independent body paid for by GDPs themselves via a compulsory Statutory Levy based on a specified amount per month. In addition, GDPs are asked to contribute to a Voluntary Levy, which is used to finance such bodies as the British Dental Guild and the dentists Health Support Trust.
Meetings are held every three months. We are happy to discuss any issues raised by dentists in the area and to take those issues to NHS England and its Area Team on a group or individual basis.
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What is the LDC and what does it do?
LDCs were set up in 1948, becoming Statutory bodies under the 1977 NHS Act. As such PCTs have to consult with the LDC on matters of local dental interest. We represent any dentist in the county of Norfolk who holds an NHS list number with the PCT. Also we represent PDS practitioners, assistants and deputies provided they have expressed a wish to be represented by the LDC and private practitioners. The members of the LDC are elected to represent the interests of those dentists listed above both pastorally but also should problems arise in their professional lives they are available for advice and help. The LDC is involved with providing input into several dental committees in Norfolk including · Professional Executive Committees (PECs) of PCTs · Oral Health Advisory group · Clinical Governance within the PCTs · Patient representative groups LDC members also assist in · Dental discipline committee (Poor performance) ensuring the dentist involved is supported · Providing members for DPB appeals · Advising PCTs over complaints against dentists ensuring the dentists interests are represented positively · Feed back of grass roots views nationally
Following the NHS reforms in 2006, local commissioning and developments in the provision of NHS dental services. LDCs will also make nominations to or may be consulted about membership of certain committees of the Primary Care Organisation.
In Scotland while health boards do consult LDCs, the role of the LDC does not have a statutory basis. There are over 130 LDCs in the UK.
Regional groups/ Federations of LDC's
In England LDC Secretaries and Chairs meet on a regional basis to discuss issues affecting the profession. These Regional Groupings have formal constitutions and adhere to Strategic Health Authority (SHA) boundaries.
LDCs involved in these groupings find them a very useful way of developing communication across the locality, while maintaining an individual LDCs autonomy. The BDA would encourage any LDC not currently part of a grouping to consider joining or forming one in their area.
Norfolk LDC is at present funded by a Statutory Levy, paid by subscribing practitioners on a monthly basis. The Levy is used to pay committee expenses such as meeting rooms, hire of equipment, reimbursement of loss of income for representatives on LDC duty, travelling expenses for representatives and other administrative expenses.
THE LDC COMMITTEE
Executive Committee Members
Chairman: Mr. Brian Robertson
Vice Chairman: Mr. Peter Roos
Secretary: Mr. Nick Stolls
Ass. Secretary: Dr. Adam Smith
Treasurer: Mr. Bruce Irving
GDPC Rep: Mr. Nick Stolls
IT: Mr. Denver Fester
Mrs. Mandana Atashkadesh
Mr. Robin Copson
Mr. Martin Creedon
Dr. Susan Graham
Mr. Antony Hare
Mr. Neil Summer-Lupson
Mr. David McBride
Mr. John Plummer
Miss. Kate Rustage
Mr. Neil Sumer-Lupson
Mrs. Catrina Place
Mrs. Gill Palmer
Mrs Suzanne Plummer
Mr. John Wren
Mr. Adam Levene
Mr. Andrew Bell
Non Elected as Ex Officio
Mr. David Tewson (Consultant, N&N Hospital)
Ms. Sharon Prince (Consultant, N&N Hospital)
Ms. Linda Hillman (Dental Public Health Consultant, Norfolk PCT)
Mrs. Aideen McQuistin (Director, Norwich PCT Dental Services)
Mr. Andy Furniss (Dental Practice Adviser-Norfolk, GDC)
Mr. Richard Lawson (Dental Practice Adviser-Norfolk, PASS, GDC)
Mr. Jason Stokes (GDP, BDA PEC)
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This has been obtained by us following contacts with recipients requesting that they are added to our mail lists or from practice email addresses which are openly available.
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17 September 2018
The Assembly House, Norwich
Joint LDC/BDA event for Dentists & Staff - Free for members
19 November 2018
PASS- East Anglia and Essex
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