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20 June 2018
An unaddressed data breach is likely to have a significant effect on individuals, and can result in heavy fines for those responsible.
The Data Protection Bill replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 and incorporates the requirements of GDPR with certain conditions and exceptions.
22 May 2018
What should I do if a patient wants to record a consultation?
Dental practices are directly responsible for the data held on patients.
Patients have a right to access their records under data protection law.
It's important to be up to date with best practice in data processing, information security and record retention.
The use of cameras in healthcare settings can be problematic because of the need to protect patient confidentiality.
As a dental professional you have a professional, legal and contractual responsibility to protect your patients' confidentiality.
30 January 2018
Recognise your technical limits when performing root canal treatment and be prepared to refer patients if necessary.
25 January 2018
The dental team varies according to the needs of the patient.