DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 54
From 1st April 2015 the CQC introduced a new inspection regime for dental care providers. We explained the reasons for this in issue 9 of our dental bulletin. Here we go into more detail in respect of the CQC 5 key questions that are so important in every inspection.
The CQC 5 key questions
The CQC will ask whether your practice is:
3. Caring?...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 65
Over the last few weeks myself and Laura Pearce have been traveling around the UK lecturing on the General Data Protection Regulations and how they will affect dentists when they come into force on the 25th May 2018. In the general maelstrom of GDPR, one question that keeps being asked relates to the security and retention of patients’ clinical records....Read More
After numerous scandals of sexual harassment engulfed Hollywood, the UK Parliament is having its own #MeToo moment. Female Members of Parliament (MPs) have revealed the dark reality of their daily battles against sexism, bullying and discrimination, sharing their experiences in an attempt to encourage other women to speak out.
HuffPost UK spoke to 40 women MPs of all parties across different...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 63
The Transfer of Undertaking Regulations, or TUPE for short, offers enhanced protection for employees who transfer from one business to another. It is an extremely complex and confusing piece of legislation. Here we set out the key principles to help you better understand when it might apply.
What is TUPE?
TUPE requires a business that is buying...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 62
When the CQC comes to inspect your practice, they will be looking to see if you are complying with the duty of candour. You therefore need to show you have policies and practices in place that meet this requirement.
However, it doesn’t end there. The duty of candour is also a legal requirement and if breached your practice could be open to criminal...Read More
BMA House, London – 22nd February 2018: 9am -4pm
Are you ready for the GDPR? Do you understand the new obligations imposed?
If not, we are here to help with our one day workshop on 22nd February 2018 in London
A practical GDPR workshop where you can get the tools, guidance and documentation to implement the changes your dental practice needs
Have you ever been to a workshop and...Read More
London, 16th January 2018 – One-day conference: 9am -4pm
Laura Pearce, a JFH Law’s specialists in dental law, will be one of the speakers at the Sucessful Complaint Handling Conference, organised by Forum Training. Laura will talk about how to comply with The Duty of Candour.
This event will take place on 16th January at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT.
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 61
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR is a new set of rules which will apply to all organisations that collect or retain personal identifiable data from any European individual. The idea behind it is to standardise data privacy laws and mechanisms across industries, and to ensure that fundamental rights of individuals are protected in today’s increasingly...Read More
On 27th November 2017, the much awaited news of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle was announced. Ms Markle, an actor and writer, is best known for her role in US TV drama Suits as Rachel Zane, following her journey from paralegal to attorney. The couple are set to marry at Windsor next May and the one question immediately on everyone’s mind was – are we going to get an extra...Read More
The event of 2017 that impacted upon me the most was the Grenfell Tower fire. 71 lives lost; including 18 children and one unborn baby. Another 70 with physical injuries; many more who suffered psychological harm.
All Grenfell victims were Londoners – No discrimination in humanitarian response
A horror of such immense proportions, that it united the country in a mixture of grief...Read More