At the heart of our vision for Shifting the balance is the idea that regulation will get the best results for the public, and be the fairest for the profession, if it focuses on actions and activities that secure public safety and confidence, before things go wrong. We call this moving upstream.
In our response following the Shifting the balance consultation in late 2017, we made a number of commitments to help us achieve this vision. One of these was to share and promote learning across the profession using a range of resources, such as a 'state
of the nation' report. The Moving upstream report looks to address this commitment.
The first edition of the Moving upstream report was published on 30 January 2019 and looked at the progress we had made in enabling and supporting the transformation of dental regulation, set against the backdrop of the emerging issues and challenges facing both us and the profession.
From next year we will be reporting on progress made against the Costed Corporate Plan 2020 and this therefore will be the final Moving upstream report.