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
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 data-driven digital...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
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