Practitioner Advice and Support Schemes (PASS)

Pass schemes offer support and mentoring to colleagues in difficulty in the hope of resolving issues before the need for a formal investigation. The GDC has supported this approach.

The PASS group consists of professional, dental public health and lay members, all of whom operate under a code of conduct and follow Caldicott Guidelines on confidentiality.

Bucks LDC has been elected from general dental practitioners (GDPs). The Committee is funded by a statutory and voluntary levy from dental practitioners in Bucks