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25 September 2018
It should be easy for patients who are unhappy about some aspect of their treatment to raise this with their treating dental professional or practice, the DDU said today.
3 September 2018
Some claimant's lawyers are still recovering legal costs that far exceed the compensation their clients receive in clinical negligence cases, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) explained today, as it called for further curbs to disproportionate costs.
9 August 2018
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) revealed it supported dental professional members with around 11,000 requests for advice and support in 2017, made up of over 3,000 new case files and 8,000 calls to its dento-legal advice line.
29 June 2018
Dental professionals are being advised by the Dental Defence Union (DDU) that they may be approached by patients wanting mercury amalgam fillings removed, following new rules which have just come into force to restrict the material’s use.
30 May 2018
Dental professionals have an important role in the well-being of patients’ who suffer from dementia, according to the Dental Defence Union (DDU), who release the latest edition of the DDU journal today.
28 March 2018
There should be clearer guidance for Coroners, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to prevent dentists being needlessly put through a gross negligence manslaughter investigation, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.
20 March 2018
A recent Court of Appeal judgment has criticised the fairness and scope of the former Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s procedure for investigating clinical complaints against healthcare professionals.
15 February 2018
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today that the establishment of a Civil Justice Council working group to consider fixed legal costs in clinical negligence claims is a positive step in tackling runaway legal costs.
23 January 2018
Dentists planning to leave the NHS and move to offering patients private treatment only are being given advice from the Dental Defence Union (DDU) about how best to communicate the decision to patients.
18 January 2018
The GDC and other regulators of healthcare professionals need to be given greater flexibility so they can become more efficient and responsive to the changing regulatory environment, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.