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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.
31 October 2017
The GDC is consulting on a proposed change to the way they seek observations from complainants in fitness to practise cases. The DDU has responded on behalf of members.
16 October 2017
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is warning dental professionals to ensure patients have read and understood the rules about NHS fee exemptions, to avoid misunderstandings and complaints.
4 September 2017
Dental professionals are being given help with the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease in the form of a new e-learning module from the Dental Defence Union (DDU) and the British Society of Periodontology (BSP).
11 August 2017
More dental professionals are turning to the Dental Defence Union (DDU) for support with patient complaints and GDC investigations but there has been an increase in GDC cases being resolved at an early stage, it was revealed today.
1 August 2017
Recommendations to establish a working party to examine fixing costs for clinical negligence claims valued at up to £25,000 do not go far enough to reduce the burden of litigation on the NHS, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.
3 July 2017
Technological advancements are not without risk, and this is particularly the case when using mobile devices to take clinical photographs, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) explained today.
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