March 17, 2020

In response to the challenge of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses is continuing to operate and provide you with guidance on our exam processes and operational duties via our website, social media pages, newsletters and email where applicable. We have a continuity plan in place for these types of scenarios, and our staff can work from home with access to applications and phone lines needed for the business to run.

The health and wellbeing of our staff and stakeholders is our main priority, so we can continue to support course providers and their students.

For face to face meetings and audits which involve customers and our suppliers, we will follow the guidance of the government and hold these via conference calls or video calls.

We are currently reviewing upcoming events and exams we have planned for 2020/21, and with this in mind, we are postponing the upcoming National Diploma written exam 4 April and the 12-13 June OSCE practical exam. These exams are estimated to be taking place on the below dates.

Proposed dates:
National Diploma written exam estimated late July/August 2020
National Diploma OSCE practical exam estimated late September/October 2020

More information will be published as part of our continued updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your course provider directly.

We are monitoring guidance daily from the World Health Organisation, NHS and the Government, and will update you accordingly should anything change. Please stay safe.

Written by
Jade Monori