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You can turn to us if a patient makes a claim against your organisation or the employed/contracted staff who provided their care.
We offer bespoke indemnity arrangements for your dental organisation while retaining individual professional membership for your healthcare team.
Our solutions are designed to leave no indemnity gaps, whether you’re working in a community interest company, limited company, limited liability partnership or social enterprise we can offer you a bespoke solution.
Indemnity for claims brought against the company arising out of the alleged clinical negligence of an associate or employed dentist.
Unlimited access to a 24/7 helpline that can offer you answers to all your employment law questions.
Expert help with drafting follow-up letters.
Access to free and unlimited 24-hour expert advice on all kinds of health and safety issues.
Unlimited access 24/7/365 to free confidential helpline
Covers topics such as physical and mental health, family and relationships, financial wellbeing and bereavement
Health and wellbeing portal and mobile app
Access to purchase full Peninsula employment law and health and safety packages at an exclusive DDU discount.
Indemnity for clinical negligence claims pleaded vicariously is included as a standard benefit of DDU membership for dental practice principals and our dental corporate members.
There are a small, but increasing, number of dental claims being brought against practice owners and the DDU has introduced this inclusion to your membership to safeguard you against this growing risk.
For more on the benefits of membership, see page 9 of our individual member guide and page 6 of our corporate guide.
No. From the 1 June 2021, this benefit has been added automatically to membership for our principal and corporate members. This means that indemnity for clinical negligence claims pleaded vicariously against a practice principal or corporate are now included as a standard benefit of DDU membership.
This applies to claims that arise from treatment after 1 June 2021 and to new claims in which the treatment was provided before that date if the individual or corporate was a DDU member at the time.
Yes. It is a legal requirement for all dental professionals to have adequate and appropriate indemnity in place for their work. You should obtain and retain a valid certificate of individual indemnity from dental professionals working at your practice.
Where clinical services are provided by a company, it is increasingly likely that a claim relating to the alleged negligence of an associate or employed dentist will be made against the company. Where the employment of staff and clinical services are provided by an incorporated entity, for example, a limited company, it is important that the entity can respond in its own right to protect the interests of the Director(s). Through our dental corporate indemnity solution we can provide you with the support you need. Find out more about corporate membership or contact the corporate team.
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Corporate groups are not immune to clinical negligence claims. Here are some examples of scenarios where we have helped.
A 25-year-old student attends a GP walk-in centre which is run by a corporate body.
An elderly woman with atrial fibrillation is stable on a daily dose of 2mgs/3mgs of warfarin.
Concerned about an unsightly mole, a businessman visits a private dermatology clinic where it is excised.
A dental corporate employs a temporary sterilisation technician to disinfect and sterilise instruments at one of its practices to cover a period of sick leave.