Guides

Unaddressed data breaches can result in heavy fines for those responsible, and can have a significant effect on individuals whose data is concerned.

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Quality assurance and patient safety

5 August 2022

Dental practices are expected to have a quality assurance system in place to monitor services and improve them if necessary.

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Safeguarding in England

27 July 2022

A detailed guide to your obligations and the guidance and legislation surrounding safeguarding in England.

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Safeguarding in Wales

27 July 2022

A detailed guide to your obligations and the guidance and legislation surrounding safeguarding in Wales.

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Asking patients about drinking and smoking habits

27 July 2022

Asking patients if they drink or smoke often forms an important part of a consultation and treatment plan - but it can feel intrusive.

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Adult and child protection in Scotland

26 July 2022

A detailed guide to the obligations, guidance and legislation surrounding adult and child protection in Scotland.

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Dental safeguarding in Northern Ireland

26 July 2022

A detailed guide to your obligations and the guidance and legislation surrounding safeguarding in Northern Ireland.

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Statutory duty of candour

14 July 2022

A practical guide to the statutory duty of candour and your obligations.

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The role of the GDC

28 June 2022

The GDC's role is to protect patients and set standards of dental practice and conduct through statutory registration.

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Effective complaint handling

28 June 2022

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