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Dentists should review no dogs policies to recognise assistance dogs according to DDU

29 July 2019

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is advising dental practices to ensure their policies are updated to ensure patients can attend appointments with assistance dogs.

DDU welcomes plans to speed up GDC investigations

10 July 2019

The DDU welcomes the Department of Health's plans to reform the GDC's fitness to practise (FTP) procedures.

DDU hopeful new statement on health professionals' reflections will help to reassure profession

18 June 2019

A joint statement from healthcare regulators including the GDC, on the benefits of being a reflective practitioner, has been welcomed by the Dental Defence Union (DDU).

DDU launches free associate contract advice service

5 June 2019

Dental professionals concerned about contracts are being offered a free associate contract checking and advice service as part of their Dental Defence Union membership.

DDU publishes advertising wisdom tips for dental professionals

9 May 2019

Dental professionals are being given advice on how to ethically sell themselves in the latest issue of the DDU journal.

DDU welcomes ombudsman's pledge for increased consistency

22 March 2019

The DDU hopes that a PHSO review of the use of clinical advice in complaints will lead to a more consistent and clear approach.

DDU reveals top five reasons for dental claims

4 March 2019

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has revealed the five areas of dental treatment that lead to the most claims for compensation, with extractions being the commonest cause of claims.

DDU says of indemnity consultation: If it ain't broke don't fix it

28 February 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care’s proposal to mandate insurance as the only way of indemnifying healthcare professionals for clinical negligence claims is misconceived, says the Dental Defence Union (DDU).

Use plain English to avoid confusing patients, DDU advises dental professionals

17 December 2018

Dental professionals are being advised by the Dental Defence Union (DDU) to use plain English when communicating with patients and colleagues.

DDU welcomes complaints handling principles

15 November 2018

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is happy to be one of 28 organisations which jointly developed the principles of complaints handling, announced by the GDC today.