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  • BDAputs a halt on revised RQIA inspections

    BDA Northern Ireland has succeeded in putting a halt to a revised Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) inspection process, arguing that the revised system was not based on robust evidence and data.  The BDA argued that the new system would create an unnecessary duplication of regulation for dentists. Read More
  • GDCstarts new way to deal with patient complaints

    A new process of dealing with concerns has been introduced by the General Dental Council (GDC) to encourage resolution between the dental professional and the patient. Each year, the GDC receives hundreds of concerns that could be resolved locally without it becoming a fitness to practise case if there was Read More
  • NHSdental statistics published

    The annual report includes information on patients receiving NHS dental care in England for the 12 month period to 31 March 2016. Subjects covered include dental activity, clinical treatments and dental workforce. The number of patients seen by an NHS dentist up to 30 June 2016 is also included, with Read More
  • Moyesto head Gambling Commission

    Culture Secretary Karen Bradley MP has appointed Bill Moyes as the new Chair of the Gambling Commision for a term of five years, commencing in September 2016. Bill Moyes also serves as Chair of the General Dental Council, which regulates dental professionals in the UK. Read More
  • Botcheddental survey costs almost 40 000

    The Herald (Scotland) reports that a survey to uncover the truth about the finances of Scottish dentists cost almost £40,000 and just one dental practice submitted a response. Margie Taylor, chief dental officer for Scotland, said the survey was organised as the Review Body did not feel they had enough Read More
  • Costof compliance rockets for dentists

    The cost of compliance to the average sole practitioner practice has increased by more than 1086% in the last decade. That’s according to a recent investigation by the National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL). This sees an even greater increase than in 2014 when NASDAL last ran Read More
  • Unregistereddentist jailed for illegal practice

    A “profoundly dishonest and utterly incompetent” unregistered dentist has been jailed for bungling operations and causing serious damage to eight of his patients at an East Yorkshire practice. Ronnie Barogiannis, 44, was sentenced to five and a half years at Hull Crown Court for fraud and assault causing actual bodily harm. Read More
  • Fatherand son jailed for selling tooth-whitening kits

    A father and son, John and Matthew Hargreaves, have been jailed for selling unsafe DIY teeth-whitening kits that left some users with bleeding gums from chemical burns. They were alleged to have made more than £3 million from the sales. They were jailed for 18 months at Merthyr Crown Court Read More
  • GDPearnings fall in Northern Ireland 2014 15

    The taxable income of all GDPs in Northern Ireland decreased in 2014/15 was £70,500, a 1.4% decrease on their 2013/14 taxable income of £71,400. GDPs in Northern Ireland worked an average of 37.1 hours a week, with principals working 42.7 and associates 33.5 hours. Read More
  • ScotlandGDP income down in 2014 15

    In Scotland the taxable income of GDPs decreased to £67,000 in 2014/15 as their expenses increased more than their gross earnings.  This compares with a taxable income of £68,000 in 2013/14. Scottish dentists (full and part time) worked an average of 38.0 hours per week in dentistry in 2015/16, with Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • What we say, what the patient hears

    Its OK, I'm listening


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 25 September 2016
  • Missed Opportunity

    Missed opportunity? The Chief Dental Officer for NHS England recently found herself at the forefront of dental media storm. Playfully referred to as “Recallgate” her reported comments drew widespread criticism across a range of the profession’s leading Clinicians, and a lame response through he ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Wednesday, 21 September 2016
  • Fings ain't what they used to be.

    Those were the days


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 19 September 2016
  • GDC Watch Summer 2016

    Having been somewhat distracted by the school holidays, my latest blog considers some of the cases that managed to pique my interest, and gathers my collective thoughts during the months of both July and August. So that you are looking through the same lens, I’ll start off with the ‘legal defi ...

    by Victoria Holden
    Thursday, 15 September 2016
  • The Honeymoon is Over

    Political leaders are often said to have a honeymoon period at the very beginning of their new post. At a time where their political capital as at its highest, there tends to be a degree of ‘benefit of the doubt’ given and political opponents treat them well. I get the impression that due to the lac ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Monday, 12 September 2016
  • The CDO Speaks

    The CDO Speaks


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 12 September 2016
  • CDO shows her true colours

    I wrote a piece for Dentistry magazine earlier this year about the new Chief Dental Officer who at the time was busy on a “fact-finding” tour of her new territory. Sara Hurley’s tour was without doubt planned as a charm offensive, featuring smiling photographs with some of the movers and shakers of ...

    by Alun Rees
    Thursday, 08 September 2016
  • DBS checks; do you know who you are employing?

    Who do you currently carry out DBS checks on? How often do you do this? Do your contracts and policies ensure staff have an ongoing duty to update you?It is a CQC requirement that anyone employed by a dental practice is suitably qualified to perform the role they are undertaking. You also have a dut ...

    by Laura Pearce
    Tuesday, 06 September 2016
  • Strike!



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Tuesday, 06 September 2016
  • Dental Apps for your phone

    Dental Apps for your phone


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 21 August 2016
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