Legal

Dentists need immunity from COVID-19-related claims

Dento-legal experts are calling for dental professionals to be spared the stress and anxiety of clinical negligence claims relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 update: PPE and mixed practice financial support

There have been new developments in government ruling on financial support for practices and its guidelines on infection control.

Dentists warn failure to support self-employed may have devastating impact on service

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that means-testing of support for the self-employed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will have potentially catastrophic impact on large parts...

The GDC’s updated response to COVID-19: providing treatment in uncertain times

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop, the challenges facing dental professionals are changing. The importance of effective infection control within dental primary care settings remains, but...

CDO and NHS England statement – more details still needed

The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) has released a statement responding to the announcement from CDO Sara Hurley and NHS England regarding the clinical and...

COVID-19: Dental Protection announces two months of free membership

A package of support – the equivalent of offering the next two months of membership for free – has been set out by Dental Protection for members who have experienced a significant drop in their...

BOS COVID-19 orthodontic emergencies protocol

In light of the most recent evidence on the spread of COVID-19 in relation to AGPs (Aerosol Generating Procedures), the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) available and to prevent transmission of the...

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...