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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.
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.
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.