Section 13 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) says that “A person (A) discriminates against another (B) if, because of a protected characteristic, A treats B less favourably than A treats or would treat others.”
But what is a protected characteristic? Age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity...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
If disaster should strike and you are no longer in a position to look after your own affairs, having a lasting power of attorney (LPA) in place can help take away some of the stress and practical difficulties in managing finances and making decisions regarding you and your family’s future.
Lasting Powers of Attorney are designed to be recognised by health care providers, financial...Read More
Enfield, 26th September 2017
Updated on 28th September 2017
Julia Furley and Laura Pearce, two of JFH Law’s specialists in employment law, participated in the NLCCE Networking Event with Presentation on Employment Law, organised by the North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise. This talk took place on the 26th of September at the Kingfisher Hall Academy in Enfield.
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: