John Renshaw


John Renshaw was a general dental practitioner for 47 years. He specialises in advice on dental practice management, primary care dental service commissioning issues, legal compliance within the practice, complaints resolution and wider healthcare policy.

He has been a major player in dental politics for over 40 years and was Chairman of the British Dental Association from 2000 to 2006.

His political career includes a significant contribution to the wider UK healthcare scene and he has held senior representative roles with the NHS and the Department of Health. He was Dental Practice Adviser to various primary care organisations over a period of 15 years.

Having left the top job at the BDA in 2006, John became a founder member of a new pressure group called CHALLENGE which was created to fight for major reform in the latest contractual arrangements affecting the provision of dentistry within the NHS in England. This work is ongoing.

In the past John has worked with many consultancy firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. He has also advised at least eight venture capital providers on potential investments in the dental industry.

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After qualifying from Liverpool in 1980, Paul worked in the Community Dental Services in Nottingham for two years before switching to the general practice based on the University Campus. During his 6 year stay he acquired an MCDH from Birmingham University and the DDPH from the Royal College. He subsequently moved to take up a lecturing position at the Royal London, where he gained his PhD. He moved to Kings College as a Research Fellow in 1997 and, in 2000 to UCLH as Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer. During this time he was also awarded both a Fellowship both the Faculty of General Dental Practice and by the Faculty of Dental Surgery.

He has published widely on health issues and is co-author of an undergraduate text book. His work has included involvement with the Clinical Standards Advisory Group, ‘Options for Change’ and ‘Workforce Review’ as well as the National Audit Office and Office of Fair Trading working parties. He has acted as advisor to a number of international governments and organisations on developing dental care delivery systems including most recently the Irish Government. He has worked with both the Department of Health and British Dental Association, where he acts as a Special Adviser, and has held an attachment to the Kings Fund. He advised the Parliamentary Health Committee on their inquiry into NHS Dentistry under the new GDS and PDS contracts.

He currently acts as Chief Facilitator for the FGDP’s Fellowship programme, Dental Lead for the National Association for Primary Care, has recently been appointed to the Board of the Institute of Healthcare Management and chairs the Dental Sustainability Group at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. He also holds academic posts as honorary Chair in the Medical Faculty at UCLan and an honorary senior position at UCL.

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