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COVID Challenges in Dentistry: Consent to Treatment

Whilst much has changed since the arrival of COVID, the law on informed consent, and the corresponding GDC standards remain the same. Consent is a frequent theme in both negligence claims and GDC investigations. COVID brings new challenges for dental…

Professional Indemnity for Healthcare Professionals

Since July 2014 there has been a legal obligation on registered healthcare professionals to have indemnity cover for the work which they undertake.[1] This is intended to ensure that patients can be properly compensated in the event they are harmed…

Increasing transparency – Report on whistleblowing

The first healthcare regulators report on whistleblowing was published on 11 September 2018, collating over 12 months of information from each of the 8 healthcare regulators.[1] What is the report and why was it commissioned? The report, designed to provide information in…