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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 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.

Dental professionals feel that patients have been understanding of changes during the pandemic

6 January 2021

The majority (95%) of dental professionals surveyed stated that patients have been understanding of the changes made during the pandemic, according to new research published by the Dental Defence Union (DDU).