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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.
10 August 2015
It has never been easier for patients to make claims and complaints against healthcare professionals, leading to a deluge in cases and putting enormous stress on dental professionals, the Dental Defence Union (DDU) said today.
7 July 2015
Dental professionals are facing a deluge of complaints and claims due to rising patient expectations and shortcomings with the current regulatory and legal structure, said the Dental Defence Union (DDU) today.
30 June 2015
The Dental Defence Union has welcomed moves to make legal fees in clinical negligence cases more affordable and proportionate
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