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Blog posts

  • Robust regulation – not penny pinching
    Proposed merger of nine regulators should focus on fairness and accountability, not cost-cutting, says Medical Protection senior medicolegal adviser Dr Pallavi Bradshaw
    By:
    Dr Pallavi Bradshaw
    | 29 November 2017
  • NHS Scotland launches new complaints procedure
    A more patient-centred and open approach to NHS complaints handling has been launched in Scotland – it’s being called the Complaints Handling Procedure or CHP.
    By:
    Sara Dawson
    | 12 April 2017
  • Effective complaints handling
    Sue Boynton, Senior Dentolegal Adviser, discusses the importance of handling complaints professionally, and talks about the new complaints handling workshops which have been developed in partnership with NHS England.
    By:
    Sue Boynton, Senior Dentolegal Adviser
    | 26 September 2016
  • Infection control
    While deficiencies in infection control can often be the primary or sole reason for a complaint against a dentist, allegations of this nature are sometimes made as secondary issues in complaints that are primarily about something entirely separate.
    By:
    Dental Protection
    | 15 August 2016
  • Winter's Rough Sleepers
    A guest post from Joyce Njenga, RDN and DHT Student at King’s College Hospital, about her experience volunteering for the charity Crisis, which ran a campaign at Christmas to provide dentistry for rough sleepers.
    By:
    Kevin Lewis, Dental Director
    | 09 March 2016
  • GDC in the spotlight
    The report from the Professional Standards Authority was released on 21 December. This 300 page report including the PSA’s investigation of the latest whistle-blower’s allegations does not make comfortable reading for the GDC.
    By:
    Kevin Lewis, Dental Director
    | 04 March 2016
  • Support for you in 2016
    The start of a new year is a great time to review your life and make changes. Dental Protection recognises that dental professionals face a number of challenges in the course of their chosen profession.
    By:
    Kevin Lewis, Dental Director
    | 12 January 2016
  • Fake dental equipment – don’t be caught out
    Would you or your practice team know a fake hand-piece from a genuine one?
    By:
    Kevin Lewis, Dental Director
    | 15 December 2015
  • Changes at the GDC - reasons to be optimistic
    Despite a whirlwind of change for the dental profession, there are many reasons to be positive for the future.
    By:
    Kevin Lewis, Dental Director
    | 15 December 2015
  • GDC’s fitness to practise improvements and hopes for sustainability
    The GDC’s Consultation on the 2016 ARF has been released, and we plan to continue our dialogue with the GDC to help maintain and embed the recent encouraging improvements to fitness to practise procedures.
    By:
    Kevin Lewis, Dental Director
    | 10 November 2015
  • GDC's proposal to freeze Annual Retention Fees
    The GDC’s recently released Consultation Document on its proposal to freeze the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) at its present level for a further year contains some concerning news.
    By:
    Kevin Lewis, Dental Director
    | 22 October 2015
  • Legal costs - fighting for your interests
    Cases before the General Dental Council consume a huge amount of time, effort and money. The associated legal costs represent a major part of this financial cost. But Dental Protection offers a lot more than defence – providing the best possible defence team is essential, but it is only part of the story.
    By:
    Kevin Lewis, Dental Director
    | 22 July 2015
  • Dentists in the press
    This month, the Consumers Association has once again chosen to target dental practices in some follow-up research attaching itself to the on-going Which? magazine “Clean up Dental Costs” campaign launched at the start of 2015.
    By:
    Kevin Lewis, Dental Director
    | 18 June 2015