Combatting racism in the workplace

Tina Chander discusses the responsibilities for employers

Newly qualified dentist caught smoking a joint when driving home from his second day of work

On September 2, 2021, Sajid Patel, 25, stopped off to buy cannabis and smoke a joint in a car park.

Importance of engagement and legal representation in fitness to practise highlighted in new research on seriousness

Cross-regulatory research to understand how the concept of seriousness is understood and applied by UK healthcare regulators in their fitness to practice work was published recently.

Dentists’ Provident paid 98.9 per cent of new claims in 2021

Dentists’ Provident, a leading income protection provider for the dental industry, has paid out £5.4m to members in 2021, their latest figures show.

Dental Protection member successfully fights vicarious liability claim at Court of Appeal

Dental Protection member Raj Rattan has successfully challenged a vicarious liability claim at the Court of Appeal – an outcome that will benefit many practice owners in England and Wales.

Dental Protection and Dental Defence Union responds to government consultation on clinical negligence fee cap

Dental Protection has welcomed a Department of Health and Social Care consultation on proposals to limit the legal costs that can be recovered by claimant lawyers for lower value clinical negligence...

Senior dentist struck off for a year following inappropriate comments

A senior dentist has been suspended after he told a female nurse that her eyes reminded him of the hypnotic snake Kaa from the animated Disney film, The Jungle Book.

Fighting fires

Lauren Boldy discusses the latest developments in the NHS pension age discrimination case.

Dentist struck off by GDC for sexually assaulting nurses

Eamonn McCann has been struck off by the General Dental Council (GDC) after he 'repeatedly' sexually assaulted two dental nurses in front of patients.

A knock-on covid wave?

David Hallsworth considers whether the effects of the pandemic will lead to a surge in dental negligence claims.

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.