Legal

Westminster dentist sentenced for £74,000 NHS fraud

A fraudulent dentist who owned practices in London and Surrey has been sentenced recently at Southwark Crown Court, following a fraud investigation led by the NHS counter fraud authority (NHSCFA).

The stress of being sued

Lucy Nichols discusses the process of litigation and the importance of perspective.

Dental Protection adds four new members to its board

Dental Protection has appointed four new members to its Board. Rubina Fur, Ryan Hennessy, Jigar Patel and Shaam Shamsi bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise in the profession.  

Dental Protection reveals key advice trends during Covid-19

Handling patient complaints about delays in treatment due to backlogs, and situations where staff refuse a Covid-19 vaccination, are the key areas dental professionals have sought advice and support...

Dental Protection: Committee inquiry into rising clinical negligence costs welcomed

The Health and Social Care committee has launched a new inquiry to examine the case for the reform of NHS litigation against a background of a significant increase in costs.

Dental Protection member to fight high court decision on vicarious liability and non-delegable duty of care

Dental Protection member Mr Raj Rattan has said he will appeal the decision of the High Court that he, as a practice owner, is liable to Mrs Hughes for the treatment carried out by associate dentists...

Additional protection for practice principals

Dental Protection has announced that it will extend its benefits for current and new practice principal members to include additional protection against vicarious liability and/or non-delegable duty...

Continued support in challenging times

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the parent company of the Dental Defence Union (DDU), has announced that it has appointed Dr Matthew Lee as its new chief executive. Dr Lee will take over from Dr...

Automatic vicarious liability protection for dental practice owners

Dental defence organisation MDDUS has announced it has added an automatic vicarious liability extension to its practice owner membership grade.

Vicarious liability – what does the recent judgment mean for self-employed status?

A recent legal judgement has been causing some consternation amongst the dental community. NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) has been studying the recent...

A hidden problem

Tina Chander explains that not all bullying is visible.

Pandemic leads to increased use of DDU’s employment advice line

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant number of dentists contacting the Dental Defence Union's (DDU) free employment law advice line for support and advice on issues including staff...