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Case study 21/09/2018

When is healthcare criminal?

When is healthcare criminal?

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The case of Dr Bawa-Garba and the resulting collision between the medical community and the criminal justice system, sent shockwaves around the world. Dr Richard Stacey, head of policy and technical at Medical Protection, analyses criminal cases handled by MPS in 2017 to gauge the likelihood of further charges of gross negligence manslaughter

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Case study 21/09/2018

Learning from allegations of sexual assault

Learning from allegations of sexual assault

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Gross negligence manslaughter is a topical issue in healthcare, but cases against doctors are still comparatively rare. Dr John Jolly, head of member risk education and Dr Richard Stacey, head of policy and technical, look at a more common cause of criminal cases brought against members of Medical Protection: sexual assault.

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Case study 21/09/2018

A lacerated cheek

A lacerated cheek

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A dentist received a letter of complaint from an elderly patient who had sustained a soft tissue injury to the lining of the left cheek during the restoration of a lower left third molar three months earlier.

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Case study 20/09/2018

A request for compensation

A request for compensation

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Dental Protection advises two members from a practice following a patient complaint after a replacement filling was required.

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Case study 20/09/2018

An incorrect extraction

An incorrect extraction

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When the wrong tooth is removed, Dental Protection assisted a dentist in quickly contacting the patient over the error. Find out how this proactive approach helped avoid further action being taken.

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Case study 20/09/2018

The retained root and consent

The retained root and consent

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A retained root causes a patient complaint against a dentist. While Dental Protection supported him in rectifying the matter, issues were raised with his record-keeping – find out what learning points came out of this case.

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Publication content 22/08/2017

What is happening at the GDC?

What is happening at the GDC?

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Stephen Henderson describes a campaign that has fundamentally changed the way in which the GDC’s Investigating Committee operates

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Claims

Claims

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An examination of the trend in large claims that members are currently experiencing with dental implants and periodontal disease.

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New standards for conscious sedation 2015

New standards for conscious sedation 2015

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The report of the Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation (IACS) in Dentistry was published in April 2015 and replaces the previous document, Conscious Sedation in the Provision of Dental Care (Department of Health 2003)

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Shared decisions

Shared decisions

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Resistance to shared decision making often revolves around a perception that dentists have many patients who wish the dentist to make the decision for them. Whatever you think best. The difficulty is that just as Dentists have preferences for their style of decision making, patients also have preferences as to their desired level of involvement.

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The minefield of implant dentistry

The minefield of implant dentistry

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In general, there are three approaches to achieve a safe passage through any minefield. The first is to find out exactly where all the mines are located before you start, and then to carefully plan a safe route – and stick to it.

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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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Case study 17/03/2016

More than I bargained for

More than I bargained for

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I didn’t really want to work for anyone else when I graduated, I just liked the idea of being my own boss and so I found my own premises to set up in. I’m happy still with the decisions and choices I made, although it came with challenges...

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