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
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, 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
The new Data Protection Regulations are the biggest overhaul of the law for 20 years. As a result every dental practice in the UK will need to be...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
In 2017, I’ve closely followed the national and international stories about powerful male figures and their alleged involvement in sexual harassment. I’ve followed thousands of women from around the world tweeting the hashtag #MeToo to demonstrate the magnitude of sexual harassment. I’ve watched many stories of sexism and discrimination. These stories have suddenly changed their status from...Read More
2017 has been a significant year for the UK as the country moves towards Brexit. Unfortunately, the Brexit process has brought out some of the worst aspects of the press in this country. Headlines from the Daily Mail such as ‘Enemies of the People’ in November last year, directed at Supreme Court Judges who had the temerity to ask Parliament to follow the law, have been followed this week by...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 60
The GDC’s own statistical analysis shows us:
Source: GDC 2017
– Men are more likely than women to be involved in FTP cases.
– Dentists who have taken the ORE are less likely than those qualified in the UK to find themselves involved in FTP proceedings.
– However, those from the EEA were more likely to come before the GDC.
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 59
Dr Michalak was employed by the Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals until she was dismissed in July 2008. She complained that she had been discriminated against in the course of her employment. Pending the result of the action she brought against her employer, disciplinary proceedings were brought against Dr Michalak in relation to the care of patients and her...Read More