The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP) is honouring the legacy of the late Janet Goodwin FFGDP(UK)(Hon.) with an award to recognise the achievements of dental care professionals.
Over a career spanning almost 50 years, Janet was a staunch advocate for the advancement and recognition of DCPs. An Affiliate Member of FGDP, she served the Faculty as a representative for the interests of the wider dental team, chairing its DCP Committee, contributing to the development of standards and sitting on the National Faculty Board, and in 2019 she was awarded Honorary Fellowship.
The new Janet Goodwin Award will recognise leadership, standards of professionalism and patient care, commitment to life-long learning, service to the profession and advocacy for the whole-team approach to general dental care.
Open to all GDC-registered DCPs, the inaugural award will be made as part of the FGDP(UK) Annual Awards 2021, and the winner will also receive Affiliate Membership of the Faculty, and its associated benefits, for 2021-22. Nominations are open until 23:59 on Monday 1 March 2021.
Commenting on the new award, FGDP(UK) Dean Ian Mills said:
“Janet was a ground-breaking and influential figure in dentistry, and her passing was mourned throughout the dental profession. She was a fantastic ambassador for our profession, a passionate advocate for the role of the dental team, and a strong supporter of the Faculty. I am therefore delighted that we have been able to commemorate her contribution to dentistry by introducing an annual FGDP(UK) Annual Award in her memory.”
Further details are available at https://www.fgdp.org.uk/news/fgdpuk-annual-awards-2021.