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More opportunity in dental sector: UK team held talks with minister Veena George
The UK delegation met with the Health Minister Veena George as part of creating more opportunities in the dental sector in the UK. Norca UK The team that came to Kerala as part of the career fair met at the Secretariat. The team came to Kerala as a supplement to the talks held in the UK by Minister Veena George and his team under the leadership of the Chief Minister. This is the first time that senior representatives from the UK’s Health Department and National Health Service are coming to Kerala.
The Minister requested the team to resolve the bottlenecks to create more opportunities in the dental sector. The General Dental Council conducts the Overseas Registration Examination or ORE to practice dentistry in the UK. Must win. Every year hundreds of BDS and MDS graduates struggle in ORE. To solve these difficulties, the minister asked the team to allocate more slots for ORE, reduce the examination fee similar to PLAB, a licensing examination in the medical field, and allow part one examination center in Kerala. The minister said that a committee will be formed to discuss the issues in this area.
The UK team said that it will discuss with the UK government and take a positive stand. There is a huge demand for dentists in the UK. By solving the problems in this field, many dentists will get an opportunity and there will be a great advancement in the field of dentistry. Immigration issues in the fields of pharmacy, primary care and palliative care were also discussed.
Dave Hayworth, Head of International Workforce at the UK Department of Health and Social Welfare, Ian Owen, Head of Health for Wales, Navigo Deputy Chief Mike Reeve, Navigo Consultant Psychiatrist Joji Kuriakos, Divyesh Patel, Clinical Policy Lead at the Office of the Chief Dental Officer in England, West Parade Dental Care Partner Kapil Sanghvi, Limkenshire Dental Committee Chairman Kenny Hume, Humber and North Yorkshire Representative Dr. Nigel Wells (Executive Medical Director) Dr. Marie Miller and Carolyn Hayward attended the meeting.
Resident Vice Chairman P. from Norka Roots. Sri Ramakrishnan, CEO K. Harikrishnan Namboothiri, General Manager Ajith Kolassery, Director of Medical Education Department Dr. Thomas Mathew, Jo. Director Dr. Dr. Anita Balan, President of Kerala Dental Council. Santosh Thomas, Dr. Mathews Nambeli also participated. UK. The team will visit various dental colleges, dental clinics and dental labs in the state.