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Latest updates

  • Considering re-opening your private practice in England? Read our latest advice here.
  • Subscription relief update: Work on the process to provide subscription relief to members is progressing and still being finalised. We want to reassure members that subscription relief payments will be made in due course. We thank you for your patience.

With the continued spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we know that this is a worrying time for everyone, but particularly for those healthcare practitioners who are providing frontline services and advice to patients. We understand your concerns and are here to offer support and advice if you need it. We also answer some frequently asked questions here.

We would urge all healthcare practitioners in the UK to be aware of and follow advice from the Government website, and from NHS England. We would also refer you to the latest guidance and resources for GDPs published by the FGDP.

Following the Government’s latest update, we have received a number of member enquiries regarding a return to practice. We would urge all dental practitioners to be aware of and follow the latest guidance from the CDO England, dated 11 May 2020 and given in response to the Prime Minister’s conditional plan to ease restrictions: “All dental guidance and Standard Operating Procedures currently in force remain unchanged. The temporary cessation of routine dentistry addresses the safety of patients and of dental teams as well as supporting the public health measures required to slow community transmission of COVID-19.  This advice has not changed.

Developments in the coronavirus situation are changing daily, and members are advised to make sure they stay informed of the latest governmental advice.

Please find more of the latest coronavirus updates and guidance below.

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Please be aware that our offices are closed until further notice, which means that we cannot receive any postal deliveries. Instead, please can you email any membership enquiries or correspondence to member.help@dentalprotection.org and any case or claim related enquiries – quoting your reference – to cases.leeds@medicalprotection.org.
We thank you for your patience.

Latest coronavirus updates and guidance
Articles and features 27/03/2020

Coronavirus questions and answers

Coronavirus questions and answers

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These coronavirus Q&As are reflective of the advice we are sharing with members around the world.

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News and updates 27/05/2020

Information for dental members considering re-opening their private p...

Information for dental members considering re-opening their private practice in England

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We have received a number of queries from individual members and various professional groups in England seeking clarification on Dental Protection’s position in relation to the re-opening of private practices.

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News and updates 25/03/2020

A message from the MPS President and the Chair of MPS Council

A message from the MPS President and the Chair of MPS Council

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We are writing to you as colleagues and fellow MPS members to thank you for the work you are doing now and in the months ahead to tackle COVID-19, and also to tell you about the actions MPS is taking to support you during this time.

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Articles and features 24/03/2020

COVID-19 and remote consultations – how we can help

COVID-19 and remote consultations – how we can help

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Dental Protection has received calls from members regarding the safety and suitability of remote consulting – i.e. teledentistry – and this article outlines our advice and guidance.

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News and updates 24/03/2020

Protecting members’ financial position

Protecting members’ financial position

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We are keen to support members with private practice who have seen a significant drop in their work and a dramatic fall in income. We are currently investigating ways to provide increased flexibility to make subscriptions more affordable for members during this challenging time. Once we have agreed the details, we will actively communicate and share our plans directly with members.

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Latest coronavirus press releases
Press release 13/05/2020

Covid-19: Dental Protection urges Welsh Government to look again at s...

Covid-19: Dental Protection urges Welsh Government to look again at support offer for dentists

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Dental Protection has called on the Welsh Government to look again at its offer to provide dentists with 80% of their NHS annual contract value (ACV), following concerns that the offer will be insufficient for many.

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Press release 26/03/2020

Covid-19: Dental Protection announces two months free membership

Covid-19: Dental Protection announces two months free membership

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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 workload and a dramatic fall in income due to Covid-19.

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Workshop 08/10/2019

Mastering consent and shared decision-making

Mastering consent and 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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Webinar 30/08/2019

Recorded webinar: Key insights into periodontal claims

Recorded webinar: Key insights into periodontal claims

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Join Dr Yvonne Shaw, Head of Underwriting Policy and Dr Andrew Walker, Dentolegal Consultant and Periodontal Specialist, as they talk you through the legal issues arising from periodontal care.

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Webinar 26/06/2019

Recorded webinar: Reduce risks through better dental record keeping

Recorded webinar: Reduce risks through better dental record keeping

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Together, dentolegal consultants Simrit Ryatt and Jim Lafferty share their knowledge of current good practice record keeping. Gain vital insights into what the Dental Council expect to see in comprehensive records and how these can ensure continuity of patient care.

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Webinar 14/05/2019

Recorded webinar: Reducing risk, improving profitability: 7 strategie...

Recorded webinar: Reducing risk, improving profitability: 7 strategies for GDPs

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Join dental director Raj Rattan, where you’ll look at essential principles of risk management that apply in general dental practice. You’ll explore 7 strategies for success from both a clinical and business perspective. Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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Webinar 30/04/2019

Recorded webinar: The business of dentistry

Recorded webinar: The business of dentistry

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Running a modern dental practice involves navigating ethical dilemmas and tackling the difficulties of clinical decision making. Join dental director Raj Rattan as he explores some key aspects of the business of dentistry, including root causes of ethical failures, areas of high risk, and models for decision making. Date: Tuesday 30 April 2019 Time: 13:00 - 14:00

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