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Workshop 14/12/2018

Building resilience and avoiding burnout

Building resilience and avoiding burnout

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The demand placed on modern clinicians means the possibility of burnout is growing significantly, impacting both the quality of care and potential increase in risk to patients. This workshop will help you recognise the signs of burnout and give you the knowledge and confidence to manage the symptoms, recover and prevent reoccurrence.

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Workshop 01/07/2018

Mastering consent & shared decision making

Mastering consent & shared decision making

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When a patient is dissatisfied with the decision-making process surrounding their treatment, the risk of a complaint or claim can increase drastically. This workshop provides expert insights into conducting conversations with your patients. It will help you provide the advice they need to reach healthcare decisions that are right for them

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Workshop 01/07/2018

Mastering adverse outcomes

Mastering adverse outcomes

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​This workshop will give you the skills to successfully communicate with your patients should they suffer an adverse outcome during their care. Gain effective strategies and enhanced skills to help you respond, with an introduction to the ethical, legal and regulatory obligations that you would face following an adverse outcome.

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Workshop 01/07/2018

Mastering difficult interactions

Mastering difficult interactions

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This workshop helps you identify and utilise a range of different skills in difficult interactions with patients and colleagues. These skills can help you reach a more favourable clinical outcome and still preserve the integrity of professional relationships. Very constructive. Finally, a model of workplace behaviour that will help change my patient interactions in the future.

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Workshop 01/07/2018

Mastering your risk

Mastering your risk

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This workshop gives you a thorough grounding in the issues surrounding managing risk through communication. It introduces proven preventative skills and techniques you can implement immediately to reduce your exposure to litigation and complaints, improving patient safety.

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17/01/2018

Working abroad

Working abroad

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If you are planning to work overseas, we want to ensure you are properly prepared so that you can make the most of your experience.

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23/06/2017

Dental Protection: Legal reform to tackle rising cost of clinical neg...

Dental Protection: Legal reform to tackle rising cost of clinical negligence is long overdue

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Dental Protection has called on the Government to implement a package of legal reforms to help tackle the rising cost of clinical negligence, and the challenging claims environment for dentists.

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02/02/2017

Dental Protection welcomes GDC proposals to modernise FTP procedures

Dental Protection welcomes GDC proposals to modernise FTP procedures

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Dental Protection has welcomed the General Dental Council’s (GDC) commitment to provide greater clarity on how and when it will use its formal Fitness to Practise enforcement powers as a solution to managing serious risk to patients.

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Response 01/12/2016

MPS response to the Scottish Government’s Oral Health Plan for Scotland

MPS response to the Scottish Government’s Oral Health Plan for Scotland

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MPS welcomes this opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s Oral Health Plan for Scotland. The consultation is wide ranging, and MPS confines its comments to a small number of questions pertinent to our role as a protection organisation serving dentists and other members of the dental team. Read the full response below.

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Blog post 15/08/2016

Infection control

Infection control

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In addition to several references in the press to “dirty dentists” this is the month that the case of Dr D’Mello returned to the GDC. More importantly, when the case is reported in the national press it has the potential to suggest that dental surgeries may not be safe or that cross - infection standards have been disregarded. One way to avoid such suspicion is to share your infection control routines with your patients at an early stage when they first come for treatment; adopt an “open house” policy.

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Case study 11/05/2016

When work threatens to destroy your life

When work threatens to destroy your life

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I’m the sort of person that cares too much and becomes emotionally committed to my patients. While kind and caring patients appreciate this, when a patient sets out to destroy you it takes over your own life instead...

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