Press releases

The DDU and Armstrong Watson LLP partner to provide tax accountancy and business advisory services

14 October 2021

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has launched a new partnership with accountancy firm Armstrong Watson LLP to provide members with access to tax, accountancy and business advisory services.

The DDU appoints Dr Hugh Stewart as new professional services director

27 September 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the parent company of the Dental Defence Union (DDU), has appointed Dr Hugh Stewart to the role of professional services director.

DDU reveals over 99% of requests for help with dento-legal cases are supported

16 August 2021

We reveal today that almost all the requests received from dental professional members for help with dento-legal issues are supported.

Give GDC powers to reform fitness to practise, says DDU

18 June 2021

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) says reform of the healthcare regulators should include giving the GDC powers to set up a separate and independent tribunal to decide whether dental professionals are fit to practise.

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.

Dr Matthew Lee
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.