Press releases

DDU adds vicarious liability indemnity for practice principal and corporate members

14 June 2021

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has announced that principal and corporate members can now access assistance with vicarious liability claims.

New chief executive at DDU vows continued support for members in challenging times

8 June 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the parent company of the Dental Defence Union (DDU), today announced that it has appointed a new chief executive.

DDU appoints new commercial director as digital services grow

25 May 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the parent company of the Dental Defence Union (DDU), has appointed Andrew Archibald to the role of commercial director.

DDU successfully defends dentist in court against legal claim

17 May 2021

Successful defence of a case involving root canal treatment.

Over three quarters of dental professionals feel stressed or anxious on a weekly basis

13 May 2021

78% of dental members surveyed stated they feel stressed and/or anxious on a weekly basis according to new research published by the Dental Defence Union (DDU).

DDU backs report calling for urgent need to reform healthcare regulators such as the GDC

15 April 2021

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has welcomed the findings of a review into the way healthcare regulators such as the GDC have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic leads to increase in queries to DDU employment advice line

13 April 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant number of dentists contacting the Dental Defence Union's (DDU) free employment law advice line for support and advice on issues including staff grievances, personal conduct and sick leave.

DDU welcomes proposals to reform GDC fitness to practise process

26 March 2021

We welcome the publication of long-awaited government proposals to streamline the way healthcare professionals are regulated.

Top five reasons for dental complaints during the coronavirus pandemic revealed by DDU

18 March 2021

As the one year anniversary of the UK’s first lockdown approaches, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) has analysed the top five reasons for patients to raise complaints about pandemic dental practice.

Dental professionals feel it's harder to gain patient consent during a remote consultation

25 February 2021

More than half of dental professionals (52%) surveyed stated that it was more difficult to obtain consent during a remote consultation compared to a face-to-face consultation according to new research published by the Dental Defence Union (DDU).