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
Our client, Dr Moussa Pacha, an Orthodontist from Syria, has successfully gained entry onto the Specialist List in the UK.
We assisted Dr Moussa Pacha with his application to gain entry on to the GDC’s specialist list. Unfortunately, this application was rejected by the SAC panel and so Dr Moussa Pacha, with our help, submitted an appeal to this decision.
A successful appeal
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 58
There is no automatic right under the NHS dental contract to change the dental Provider on it, even if there is no other change to the way in which the services are being delivered and the Provider is the same in all but name. In fact there is a risk if you seek to change the named Provider this will be considered a material change and the contract will...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 57
In the case of Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) LTD t/a Crockfords the Supreme Court effectively re-wrote the test for dishonesty. It removed the second, subjective limb of the current test. This has a significant impact, as it has resulted in one single standard dishonesty test across civil, criminal and regulatory cases.
This decision will have huge...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 56
The BDA’s Evidence to the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration for 2017/18 found that 51% of the dental profession would not recommend a career in dentistry. The same report found that both practice owners and associates considered their morale to be ‘low’ or ‘very low’ at 29 per cent and 32 per cent respectively.
In response the BDA is...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 55
The case of Kirschner v General Dental Council EWHC 1377 (Admin) considered the appropriate test for dishonesty in professional regulatory matters.
Ms Kirschner was a Polish qualified dentist. She came to the UK from Poland in 2005 and worked as a GDP. Between 2010 and 2012 she was subject to a PCT review as concerns were raised regarding her...Read More
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 dental bulletin. Here we go into more detail in respect of the 5 key questions that are so important in every inspection.
The 5 key questions
The CQC will ask whether your practice is:
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 53
In this article we set out the key obligations placed on an employer for its pregnant employees so you can you understand your duties to them. You can offer more than the statutory requirements we have set out, and by having greater benefits you are likely to attract and retain better staff. However, you cannot offer less than the statutory minimums...Read More
Dr Bates and Barclays Bank: case analysis
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 52
The question posed was whether an employer can be vicariously liable for sexual assaults perpetrated by an independent doctor?
Between 1968 and 1984 Dr Bates was engaged by Barclays Bank to carry out medical examinations on potential and existing employees of the bank. Barclays at that time were undergoing a...Read More