Guides

duty of candour
Statutory duty of candour

12 July 2018

A practical guide that explains statutory duty of candour.

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Introduction to GDPR

20 June 2018

Helping you comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.

team work
Working in teams

25 January 2018

The dental team varies according to the needs of the patient.

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Seeking patient consent to disclose records

23 January 2018

Seeking patient consent to disclose any information about them is part of your legal and professional duty of confidentiality, and is key to your relationship of trust with your patient.

Good record keeping
An introduction to good record keeping

22 January 2018

Records are an essential part of patient care and can provide evidence if your standard of care is called into question.

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The dental regulatory environment

22 January 2018

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

Disclosing records to third parties

19 January 2018

There are many third parties who may request confidential patient information from dental professionals or with whom you may wish to share such information.

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Releasing confidential information

19 January 2018

Before releasing information about a patient to a third party, you must obtain the patient's permission, save in exceptional circumstances.

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Raising concerns

3 October 2017

All dental professionals have an ethical duty to put patients' interests first, which must override personal and professional loyalties.

disclosure to the police
Reporting criminal convictions and cautions

2 October 2017

As a dentist, dental hygienist or dental care professional you have a duty to declare any cautions or convictions.