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Press release 29/06/2018

Effective in-house systems can nip complaints in the bud

Effective in-house systems can nip complaints in the bud

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New evidence shows that having an effective, in-house complaints process in place and displayed in the practice can help to avoid complaints from escalating into claims and prevent a complaint being made directly to the General Dental Council (GDC), say Dental Protection.

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Press release 29/06/2018

Public believe marketing campaigns by ‘No Win No Fee’ firms are on th...

Public believe marketing campaigns by ‘No Win No Fee’ firms are on the up

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43% of the public believe there are now more marketing campaigns by ‘No Win No Fee’ firms compared to five years ago, according to a YouGov survey of 2000 people conducted on behalf of Dental Protection.

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Press release 08/03/2018

Dental Protection successful in challenging “irrational and unfair” P...

Dental Protection successful in challenging “irrational and unfair” Practitioner Services decision

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Dental Protection has successfully challenged the actions of Practitioner Services of NHS National Services Scotland in a Judicial Review over the recovery of alleged overpayments.

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Press release 24/01/2018

GDC should remain dedicated regulator in reform plans, but opportunit...

GDC should remain dedicated regulator in reform plans, but opportunity for improvement must be seized

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In its response to the Department of Health (DH) consultation on the future of professional regulation in healthcare, Dental Protection said change is long overdue - but warned against reform that would see the creation of a ‘super regulator’ or a similar large scale amalgamation which could result in a lack expertise and understanding of the distinct professions.

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Press release 27/05/2016

Dental Protection explains new GDC statutory indemnity requirements f...

Dental Protection explains new GDC statutory indemnity requirements for all registrants

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In November 2015, the GDC changed the rules on registration to ensure that all Dentists and Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) have a statutory requirement to maintain adequate and them appropriate indemnity when practising dentistry in the UK.

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Press release 05/01/2016

Industrial action going ahead

Industrial action going ahead

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On Tuesday 5 January the BDA announced that talks with the Department of Health around the doctors in training contract dispute had ended and that it would proceed with industrial action. The first full strike is due to start on 12 January.

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Press release 15/04/2015

94% of dentists believe GDC investigations increase stress and anxiety

94% of dentists believe GDC investigations increase stress and anxiety

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A Dental Protection survey of 140 members who have been investigated by the General Dental Council (GDC) reveals that 94% felt it had an impact on their stress and anxiety and 33% had considered leaving the profession because of the experience. The survey also showed that 76% believe the investigation impacted on their personal life and 71% felt it affected their health and wellbeing.

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Press release 19/02/2015

Failure to obtain consent is a top dentolegal risk, Dental Protection...

Failure to obtain consent is a top dentolegal risk, Dental Protection informs young dentists

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Failing to obtain patient consent before commencing treatment is one of the top risks for young dentists that can lead to patient litigation, Dr Raj Rattan, senior dentolegal consultant at Dental Protection, told delegates at the Young Dentist Conference this week.

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Press release 23/10/2014

Details of the fourteenth Premier Symposium announced!

Details of the fourteenth Premier Symposium announced!

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Dental Protection is pleased to announce the date for the fourteenth annual Premier Symposium. Organised by Dental Protection with schülke, the European leader in cross-infection control, this year’s Premier Symposium will take place on Saturday 29 November at The Shaw Theatre, Pullman St Pancras in London.

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Press release 08/07/2014

Dental Protection signposts route for ARF protest

Dental Protection signposts route for ARF protest

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The proposed increase in the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) would see the cost for dentists rising from £576 to £945; the GDC is currently consulting on its proposal.

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Press release 24/06/2014

Celebrating five years on George Street

Celebrating five years on George Street

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It has been five years since Dental Protection moved into its Edinburgh home, to support members working in Scotland, and it’s been an exciting and busy period. In that short period of time the number of dental members has doubled and staff numbers have increased to ensure that we continue to provide exceptional service.

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