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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.
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.
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.