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Good communication with patients

The importance of good communication with patients and how it can help prevent a complaint.

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Coronavirus: dento-legal update

The position regarding COVID-19 is changing very rapidly. DDU advice is to stay up to date with guidance from relevant government departments and agencies.

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Managing patient expectations

Patients and dentists may sometimes have different expectations as to the outcome of treatment.

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I've had a complaint: what to send us

What you need to send the DDU if you've had a complaint made against you.

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What do I do if I receive a claim?

Receiving a negligence claim can be upsetting, but we can help guide and support you through the process. Here's what you need to know.

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Employment law and dental practice

Employment law specialist Peninsula updates DDU members on changing rules and restrictions and encourages practices to remain up to date.

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Associate contracts - why it's important to take time before you sign

When we launched our associate contract checking service in June 2019, our aim was to help members avoid being mired in professional disputes, which have the potential to disrupt the practice and affect patient care.

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Clinical audit, peer review and CPD

Clinical audit and peer review are central to effective quality assurance. They help make sure best practice is being followed, and highlight any improvements in providing care.

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Risk management for better patient safety

Effective risk management can help identify, prioritise and manage threats to patient safety.

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NHS complaints procedures and the coronavirus: update

Although dental providers are continuing to adapt the way they provide services, it's likely there won't be a return to ‘normal’ ways of working for a considerable time.

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