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12 June 2017
On 19th June 2017, the complete Apologies (Scotland) Act 2016 comes into force in Scotland, providing legal protection for dental professionals when apologising to patients.
9 May 2017
Dental professionals are becoming increasingly concerned by negative reviews published on online ratings sites according to new research published by the Dental Defence Union (DDU).
2 May 2017
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is calling on the government to introduce mandatory fixed limits on legal fees charged by lawyers in dental negligence claims and proposing that the scope of the scheme should be far broader than initially suggested.
27 April 2017
The DDU welcomes the GDC's stated intent to make regulation fairer for dental professionals, but says care must be taken to make sure the regulator's remit is understood and adhered to.
30 March 2017
From 1st April 2017, all NHS patient complaints in Scotland should be managed in accordance with the new NHS Scotland Complaints Handling Procedure.
2 March 2017
The pressure of dental practice, including increasing patient demands, business worries and rising complaints and claims, is pushing some practitioners to the brink, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) has warned.
30 January 2017
Proposals to impose fixed limits on the fees charged by lawyers in lower value negligence claims were announced by the Department of Health today.
26 January 2017
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) welcomes today's announcement by the GDC that it plans to change its focus towards prevention.
12 December 2016
Patients have given dental professionals a diverse range of gifts in the last year to show their appreciation, ranging from wine and chocolates to ornaments and handmade decorations, a Dental Defence Union (DDU) survey has revealed.
1 November 2016
The DDU welcomes today's news that GDC Case Examiners are now officially in post but will be vigilant in monitoring their impact on fitness to practise procedures.
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