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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.
15 November 2016
The Annual Review of Performance GDC 2015/16 shows the regulator has improved its performance but still has some way to go when it comes to the fitness to practise process, says the Dental Defence Union (DDU).
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.
17 October 2016
Registered dental professionals already have strict professional guidance that requires them to act on concerns about child abuse. The DDU says that introducing a legal duty for dental professionals to report and follow up reporting of child abuse is unnecessary, and may be to the detriment of children by introducing a delay.
12 August 2016
Dentists are feeling the pressure from the current adversarial climate where complaints and claims are common, but the Dental Defence Union (DDU) revealed that it is defending more negligence claims successfully – with no compensation being paid in just under 60% of dental claims in 2015.
27 May 2016
The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is reminding dental care professionals that it is their responsibility to ensure they have access to indemnity in their own right or that appropriate arrangements are in place via their employer, as they renew their GDC registration.
25 April 2016
Conduct issues are the number one reason for practice principals to ring the Dental Defence Union's (DDU's) employment advice helpline, the DDU explained today, as it expanded the service to further support dentists.
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