Gloucestershire Independent Dentists

GID works towards enabling like minded practitioners to communicate professionally and socially with the aim of enhancing the perception of dentistry in the wider community.

GID and the affiliated groups  work to provide mutual support and guidance in the ever changing world of dentistry.


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Local Dental Committees Guide to Urgent Dental Care Hub Referrals

  1. For every patient that contacts your practice you must complete this online NHS England Triage Document . This audits all calls to the practices and will help NHS England in the setting up of further UDCHs. Even if you only give advice this is an essential part of the process.
  2. Triage the patient making all the appropriate patient records. If you are doing this remotely without direct access to their records, it is strongly recommended you use this attached triage proforma, as it will justify your decision to  treat with advice, analgesics and possibly antibiotics or to refer on to the nearest Urgent Dental Care Hub (UDCH)
  3. As part of the triage process, Identify if the level of patient need ie P1/P2/P3. (Guidance can be found here, this should be printed for quick reference) The hubs are currently only accepting P1 and limited P2 cases.
  4. All practices should receive a referral pack from in the next 24 hours. If you do not please contact that email address. For Gloucestershire we hope the hub will be ready to accept referrals from 14th April. Ideally referral ‘s should be via accounts. If you do not have an NHS account, please call 03004216757.
  5. It is extremely important that all dentists appreciate that the hubs will become overrun very quickly if we do not follow the strict referral criteria. For the time being the hubs will only be seeing P1 and possibly some of the more severe P2 cases. (See Urgent Care Pathway Doc linked in the referral form for guidance).


  1. Do I have to send the referral from an NHS email address? Yes, if you or your practice do not have one then phone the hub directly.
  2. Can private practices get an NHS email address? Yes. If you do not have an email account please click here. NHS mail is available to private and NHS dentists.
  3. Where can I get an NHS email address if I have an NHS performer number?

Email from the practice NHS email, stating you would like to have a new account set up in the name of .......

You will need to provide your mobile number and an alternative email address for you. 

If there are any




Welcome to the GID Website

Welcome to Gloucestershire Independent Dentists website. On this site you will be able to locate any member of GID and its affiliated groups with their practice details, location and opening hours. Each Practice and individual member is listed within the 'Find a GID Practitioner' section of our website. 

 The website of each individual dentist and practice is the responsibility of that practice and not GID and the information therein is controlled by the practice itself. This website therefore has to conform to the guidelines issued by the General Dental Council.

You will also be able to see the postgraduate programme that we run for our members and the affiliated groups. The contact details of the committees are available in the relevant section.

Being a member of the GID gives you access to one the best postgraduate programmes available for a small monthly fee. Access to some excellent deals for materials and equipment. A chance to meet fellow professionals in the area both in a professional setting and in one of the many social events that GID runs.

Membership of GID and its affiliated groups is open to dentists and relevant dental care professionals who either work or live in Gloucestershire and at the discretion of The Committee. Members of all GID groups are encouraged to attend other group's study days for a small charge that covers the day delegate rate, this is done simply via the booking system on the website.

NON GID dentists, hygienists, therapists, managers and nurses are welcome to attend the courses on an ad hoc basis. Once registered on the site you will be able to login and book future courses whenever you wish. The fee scale for attendance is attached to each course and the admin is done by the relevant group secretary. For all general inquiries contact Mark on 

NEWLY QUALIFIED dentists can now become a member of GID for a concessionary rate. If you qualified less than 6 years ago then we are offering membership for £30 per month without any joining fee. This will entitle you to attend our study days without any further cost and enable you to meet local GDPs at these postgraduate days as well as gaining verifiable CPD. You will also be eligible to attend our social events. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please contact our Newly Qualified Secretary, Phillip Walker, on or 07415069768.

GID Benefits

Being a member of the GID gives you access to one the best postgraduate programmes available for a small monthly fee. We are able to attract internationally renowned speakers on a full range of clinical and allied topics. We run the core subjects such as radiology every five years as dictated by the CPD regulations.

In addition we are able to negotiate special deals with suppliers that are only available to GID members. Our current preferred supplier is Dental Directory who as well as offering superb deals also directly sponsor GID.

Dental Directory have been supporting GID for almost 25 years and over that time we have worked together to ensure you are getting the very best in products and services.

Dental Directory offers you a discounted core product list of 100 items and the additional of your own personal items called the bonus 5. The website now has live stock updates and we continue to make it easier to not only order through Dental Directory but also see where you are saving. More recently we have begun to really increase our specialist ranges for Ortho, Surgical and Digital and we continue to work with all manufacturers. We also offer exclusives such as Periochip, Hygitech and Geistlich. Dental Directory will provide a yearly rebate to each practice to say thank you for spending with us.

Through other companies within our group you will also benefit from a wide range of services including 17.5% off all handpiece repairs through Mitec, exclusive member rates for DBG training and compliance services and other discounts are available with Dolby Medical on Decontamination equipment, PDS on laboratory cases, MedFx for facial aesthetics and Torque for all your orthodontic products.

Dental Directory will continue to have a presence at every meeting and support all the GID events utilising all our departments and businesses to offer you more than just consumables.  Alongside myself your Business Consultant Ali Hunt and surgical specialist Gemma Osment, Dental Directory will continue to ensure that this relationship becomes even more successful and mutually beneficial.

Dental Directory is the largest British Dental retailer and we are very proud of our relationship with the largest Independent Practitioner Group in the UK. Long may it continue and here’s to another exciting programme of events in 2018-19

GID also runs a variety of social events including wine tasting, golf day, clay pigeon shooting and the occasional ball.

Our study days are well supported by the dental trade companies and provide postgraduate education in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere in which we can all further the service we offer to our patients. It is also an opportunity to meet fellow professionals and colleagues in the area. 

    Caries Management
    Event Start Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:30:00 GMT Event End Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 17:00:00 GMT
    Brian Novy
    Law & Ethics, Jo Russell
    Event Start Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:00:00 GMT Event End Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:00:00 GMT
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    Law & Ethics, Jo Russell to include equality and diversity and consent
    Event Locations
    Cheltenham Racecourse
    Cheltenham Racecourse > Crest and Sovereign Suite
    Understanding Diabetes
    Event Start Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:00:00 GMT Event End Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:00:00 GMT
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    Event Locations
    Cheltenham Racecourse Insurance Room
    Top Gun Dental Teams
    Event Start Date: Fri, 12 May 2017 09:30:00 GMT Event End Date: Fri, 12 May 2017 17:00:00 GMT
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    Joint Managers and Dentist Meeting

Joining Benefits

GID now has 170 members representing well over 60 practices within the Gloucestershire area.

Developing business and practice management.

Professional development.

Programme of internationally renowned speakers covering all aspects of dentistry.

Variety of social events.

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