Latest News from the GID

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The latest news from Gloucestershire Independent Dentists

GID's Silver Jubilee

2017 sees the silver jubilee of GID. Formed in 1992 as a result of Government action the group has gone from strength to strength. The Committee are planning a celebration on Saturday October 14th to include all GID group members at the Pittville Pump Room starting at 1930.

Full details are to be found on the flier that is showing on each group's home page.

Tickets are £25 each, partners are welcome, and can be bought by contacting Mark on

GID 2016 Christmas Party

The 2016 Christmas Party was the "best ever" packed with fun and high jinks. Having nearly drowned in the Dental Directory champagne reception the revellers paused for a light supper and some magic before visiting the GID vodka luge. Thus fortified and with excellent music the dancing began. The novelty photobooth was very popular as was the cocktail bar. The vodka lug, designed by Sarah Farrier, in the shape of the GID logo was very popular and added immensely to the party. It is just possible that the odd member had one shot too many but then Christmas comes but once a year. 

The vodka luge prior to its transfer to the Tate Modern!

Be sure to enter the date for this year's party in you diary asap.


GID Charity Golf Day

Please click on the following links for a full account of the 2015 event and the charities helped and for details of this year's event.

GID 2015 news for John latest.pdf

2016 Email Invite for charity golf day.pdf

Dental Directory and GID go Racing

Dental Directory and GID invite you to come racing this Spring on April 27th at the Cheltenham Racecourse. The last meeting of the season is a very relaxing and convivial way to spend an eveing in the warm and light spring evening.

Course opens at  1530  with the first race at  1730

Tickets are £18 each

Food outlets available on the racecourse

Sponsored bar in a spacious room with access to the Grandstand and on hand betting facilities.


Please contact Ali Hunt  on  to reserve your place. 

Click here for official flyer    DD GID racing compressed.pdf

Website Goes LIVE

The new GID website went live for real on Friday when three courses were running. Designed and constructed by MA Designs of Cheltenham who were on site to help the secretaries and to answer any queries from the members it took GID well and truly into the new age of computer technology. A couple of little glitches were swiftly ironed out and site performed as I had hoped it would. The exact timing of logging in and out and the allowance for breaks will ensure that the CPD hours are an exact record of each members attendance.

Please be patient with the transfer of all the historical data from the old site, it will happen but due to the bespoke nature of the old site transfer has been more difficult than first thought.

Please also take the time to enter the new site and reset your password. The biggest problem has been incorrect or no e mail address entered on the old site. Also it is worth checking your junk mail folder for the reset password link.

There are some developments in hand that will enhance the site still further but we are always open to suggestions for improvement.

Review and into the Future

2015 was another great year for all the GID groups with a huge variety of topics covered and a steady growth in membership. The GID Christmas Party at the Racecourse has doubled its numbers and promises to another fun evening. The recent wine tasting event was the best attended and by general accord one of the best ever.

The new website will be live in the next few days, which is why you can now read this news item. A little behind schedule but better to get it as good as possible. It is a much more powerful site that will enable us to expand communications and the improve the general running of the groups.

As always your feedback is vital to iron out any difficulties so please do not hesitate to contact me on

Autumn News

 Hi to all members of all groups,


The annual GID wine tasting is being held on Saturday November 21st in the Panoramic Suite at The Racecourse. There are a limited number of places left so please contact if you wish to attend.


The GID Christmas Party on December 18th is now full so those of you who missed out this year had better book early next year to avoid disappointment.


The new website will be going live later this month when you will be able to rad what I have just written!



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