Press releases

Delays in GDC cases have a human cost, DDU explains to body overseeing performance

9 August 2022

We urge the GDC to re-double efforts to improve its fitness to practise processes.

Disproportionate legal costs make case for reform, says DDU

4 August 2022

Legal costs in some lower value dental negligence claims exceed compensation paid to patients.

DDU raises concerns over delays to GDC reform

25 July 2022

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) says it is disappointed and frustrated by the news that the government is to once again delay long-promised plans to reform healthcare regulators.

Dental professionals caught up in complaints influx feel the strain, DDU warns

21 June 2022

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has said the impact of the delays and disruption caused by the pandemic has resulted in new trends in dental complaints.

Deliver achievable clinical negligence reform without delay, says DDU

28 April 2022

Today the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee has published the report of its inquiry into NHS litigation reform. The Dental Defence Union (DDU) engaged closely with this inquiry, submitting written evidence.

DDU recruits more dentists to meet demand for dento-legal advice

22 February 2022

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has boosted the number of advisers on hand to support their members facing an unprecedented level of dento-legal issues.

Plans to limit legal fees in dental claims a welcome first step, says DDU

1 February 2022

Government proposals on limiting claimants' legal fees for cases up to £25,000 in England and Wales.

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.