There has been some concern across the profession that overseas dentists are registering as Dental Care Professionals with limited scrutiny from the GDC. In this article we consider what are the requirements for registering as a DCP, and is the GDC’s application process sufficient to protect practices and the public from those not qualified to practice?
It is correct that those who have...Read More
In January 2021 the Supreme Court’s judgment in respect of business interruption insurance was a lifeline to many business across the country. However, as part of those test cases, the court was not asked to consider clauses where infectious diseases were defined. This left many still having to battle with insurers for a pay-out.
A recent decision in the High Court has clarified the...Read More
On 19th April 2021 Cardiff County Court handed down its decision in Breakingbury v Croad. The dental community was naturally concerned about how this case would affect them, and in particular whether it would affect the employment status of associates.
This case has not changed the legal parameters in which you work in any way. However, the recent Uber decision might have.
On 4th February 2021 we hosted a webinar for dental practices to discuss the Supreme Court’s recent decision in respect of Business Interruption Insurance (BII) claims.
During the webinar, many of you were asking the same questions about your BII claim. Here we have set out those frequently asked questions and our responses.
1. Is there a definitive list of insurers who...Read More
Dental practices and all the staff that work in them are eligible for early vaccination under the Government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.
The question now arises, what can practices do if members of their team decline to take the vaccine?
As dental practices owe a duty of care to both their patients and their members of staff, it is now necessary for practice principals to...Read More
On 31st October 2020 the government announced an England wide lockdown, which banned travel abroad unless it was essential, for example for work.
On 5th November 2020 the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 were enacted. These prevent people leaving their home without ‘reasonable excuse’. In case you were wondering, a holiday is not a reasonable...Read More