Survey Protocol

Surveys submitted to Deans and other Deanery staff concerning Trainees

In recent years there has been a considerable increase in the number of requests for questionnaire surveys to be distributed through the offices of the Postgraduate Dental Deans/Directors or via DFT/DCT regional and scheme training advisors/directors. In the past these surveys have been particularly targeted at Foundation Dentists (Vocational Dental Practitioners), however, some surveys have targeted other trainees.

COPDEND has produced this protocol in order to coordinate and manage such requests. The protocol is intended for guidance only and allows for Postgraduate Dental Deans/Directors to use their discretion at a local level if they feel a survey is appropriate in their area.

COPDEND Protocol