What is multiple jeopardy?

A dental professional may be subject to multiple investigations arising from a single clinical incident – a patient complaint, disciplinary inquiry, GDC complaint or negligence claim. We call this multiple jeopardy.

DDU members can call on us for assistance with any investigation arising from their clinical care, and our dento-legal advisers can support and help to prepare statements, as well as arrange legal representation where needed.

This guidance was correct at publication 12/11/2018. It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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