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Press release 08/04/2019

8 out of 10 members admit the fear of being sued causes stress and an...

8 out of 10 members admit the fear of being sued causes stress and anxiety

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A Dental Protection survey of over 1,100 dentist members reveals that nearly eight out of ten (77%) of respondents admit that the fear of being sued has caused them stress or anxiety.

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Press release 01/03/2019

Dental Protection response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligenc...

Dental Protection response to DHSC consultation on clinical negligence cover

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is seeking views about indemnity cover for dentists and other healthcare professionals who are not covered by any existing or proposed state-backed scheme, via an open consultation which closes on 28 February.

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Press release 16/11/2018

Dentists urged to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by 31 December

Dentists urged to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by 31 December

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Dental Protection urges dentists to pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) by 31 December to the General Dental Council (GDC) to avoid significant disruption to their practice and potential sanctions.

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Press release 28/09/2018

Dental Protection judicial review successfully overturns GDC warning...

Dental Protection judicial review successfully overturns GDC warning over minor driving offence

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Dental Protection has successfully challenged the General Dental Council (GDC)’s decision in which the regulator tried to re-impose a warning on a dentist for a minor road traffic conviction.

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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 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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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 02/03/2015

Parliamentary & Health Services Ombudsman consultation on principles...

Parliamentary & Health Services Ombudsman consultation on principles of good complaint handling

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The document Principles of Good Complaint Handling sets out the Ombudsman's views on the key principles of good complaints handling. Although the information contained within the document is largely factual in nature, a number of issues arise from it.

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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 12/01/2015

GDC consultation on indemnity rules

GDC consultation on indemnity rules

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Yes. In general, the arrangements outlined are reasonable and appropriate. However, the GDC should be aware that MDOs will be unable to be specific about the indemnity arrangements until registration has taken place and they are consequently able to be accepted as a member of that MDO.

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Press release 03/11/2014

GDC consultation on proposed amendments to Fitness to Practise proced...

GDC consultation on proposed amendments to Fitness to Practise procedures

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Dental Protection broadly welcomes the proposals made in this consultation because we feel that a radical change of approach, and culture change, is needed within GDC fitness to practise (FtP) procedures. If in order to make the necessary culture changes, the proposed Section 60 Order is required, then we will support them. However, in order to ensure that these proposals have the intended impact the GDC must be committed to taking full advantage of these new powers.

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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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