Legal

BDA calls on PM to back temporary income protection fund

The British Dental Association (BDA) has joined forces with the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) and groups representing a diverse range of self-employed workers,...

IR35 changes postponed

The government has announced a last-minute postponement to the implementation of the off-payroll (IR35) tax in light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, with the legislation now due to be reintroduced in...

Health charity voices concerns following investigation into illegal teeth whitening

The Oral Health Foundation is advising people to avoid having dental treatment outside of the dental surgery, following a new BBC report into the rise of illegal teeth whitening procedures.

FGDP urges botox ad compliance

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) is encouraging dentists and dental practices offering botulinum toxin injections to ensure their marketing is legally compliant.

Team Sky doctor’s legal team to headline medico-legal conference

The first ever UK medico-legal conference to focus on the fitness to practise hearing process – ‘Preparing for a GDC/GMC hearing’ – will take place in London on March 20th. The impressive speaker list...

Dentists should review ‘no dogs’ policies to recognise assistance dogs, according to DDU

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is advising dental practices to ensure their policies are updated to ensure patients can attend appointments with assistance dogs.

Junior dentists and doctors vote in favour of improvements to their contract

The BDA’s Junior Hospital Dentists have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the reformed Trainee Contract – 86 per cent of those who voted. Junior doctor members of the BMA also voted strongly in...

Launch of new guidelines for denture adhesives

The Oral Health Foundation has published a new set of global science-based guidelines for denture adhesives.

DDU launches free associate contract advice service

Dental professionals who are concerned about contracts are being offered a free associate contract checking and advice service as part of their Dental Defence Union (DDU) membership. The DDU is...

DDU publishes advertising wisdom tips for dental professionals

Dental professionals are being given advice on how to ethically sell themselves in the latest issue of the DDU journal.

Dental Protection: Government proposal could deprive dentists of NHS Pension Scheme prior to a conviction

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has recently announced plans to give the Secretary of State the power to suspend a healthcare professional’s rights to NHS Pension benefits in cases...

New Research Shows Fear of Litigation Causes Stress

During Stress Awareness month, eight out of 10 Dental Protection members admit the fear of being sued causes stress and anxiety.

DDU reveals top five reasons for dental claims

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has revealed the five areas of dental treatment which lead to the most claims for compensation, with extractions being the most common cause of claims. 

MDDUS responds to appropriate clinical negligence cover consultation

The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) believes there is no evidence to suggest healthcare professionals and patients will be better protected through regulation of clinical...

Make complaining easy for patients, advises DDU

 It should be easy for patients who are unhappy about some aspect of their treatment to raise this with their treating dental professional or practice, says the Dental Defence Union (DDU).