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NHS and social care complaints procedure: the PHSO

Complaints can be escalated to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman if a local resolution is unsuccessful.

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Journal

Only human: how human factors affect risk management in patient safety

Professor Simon Wright believes we can only improve patient safety in dental practice if we first understand the role of human factors.

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DDU journal autumn 2019

Associate contracts can vary hugely in their quality and content, so it's important for all parties to understand the principles involved.

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Guide

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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Journal

Dental complaints e-learning from the DDU

The DDU has launched a comprehensive online course on complaints, available exclusively for members.

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Guide

Effective complaint handling

Handling complaints quickly and effectively is key to avoid the situation escalating.

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Journal

Open wide: the risks of swallowed or inhaled dental instruments

It's rare for a patient to swallow or inhales something during treatment, but such incidents can leads to negligence claims and dental professionals should be aware of the risks.

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Friendly fire

The DDU sees a number of claims involving criticism of one registrant by another, but there are things we can do to try and deflect this 'friendly fire'

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Buying and selling a dental practice: key contractual issues

When embarking on a practice sale or purchase, it is essential you seek advice from a dental specialist solicitor

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Advice on associate contracts

Associate contracts can vary hugely in their quality and content, so it's important for all parties to understand the principles involved.

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