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New curbs on excessive legal costs and a GDC pilot to lessen the burden of fitness to practise investigations are important wins, but the DDU’s work on behalf of the profession doesn't stop there.
Thomas Reynolds, the DDU's head of policy and strategic communications, shines a light on some of our work to champion members' interests with decision-makers.
If your fitness to practise is investigated by the GDC, understanding what to expect can make all the difference. Here's what you need to know.
Loose ends in policy changes do dental professionals no favours in understanding their responsibilities, says DDU head John Makin.
Patients deserve prompt and fair resolution in the event of a problem - but so too do dental professionals, argues John Makin, head of the DDU.
Addressing members' concerns and confusion over hygienists and therapists treating patients under direct access.
Advising patients about direct-to-consumer orthodontics
Confusion about dental charges and NHS exemption is a common cause for patient complaints, but there are ways to avoid the pitfalls.
The DDU has some urgent items for the health secretary's in-tray, says John Makin.