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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.
11 April 2016
The number of claims against dental professionals exceeding one hundred thousand pounds in compensation and legal costs has quadrupled over the last decade, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.
7 January 2016
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has appointed a new head of legal services to oversee its team of solicitors.
13 October 2015
Dental professionals should have an open and honest dialogue with patients about what can realistically be achieved by dental treatment to avoid mismatched expectations and resulting complaints, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.
30 September 2015
New advice on raising concerns aims to help guide dental professionals on what steps to take if they think patients or colleagues might be at risk, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.
28 September 2015
Change is afoot at the Dental Defence Union (DDU), with both Rupert Hoppenbrouwers, head of the organisation, and his deputy, Bryan Harvey, set to step down at the end of this year.
30 June 2015
The Dental Defence Union has welcomed moves to make legal fees in clinical negligence cases more affordable and proportionate