DDU journal June 2016

A matter of record

How would you feel if a patient asked to record their consultation? Leo Briggs explains why you shouldn't jump to conclusions.

Also in this issue:

  • Dental nurse indemnity - advice for dental professionals
  • No place like home?
  • GDC complaints - picking apart the process

Read the issue in full

This guidance was correct at publication 14/06/2016. 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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