Fitness to practice proceedings are extremely stressful for any medical professional. Perhaps this is best evidenced by the report prepared by the GMC in 2014. It found that between 2005 and 2013, 114 doctors died during fitness to practice proceedings, of these, 28 died of suicide or suspected suicide. The GDC do not record similar statics. This is a conscious decision on their part. In...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,...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 49
Principle 4 of the GDC outlines the standards expected of dentists in collecting and protecting a patient’s personal information. Confidentiality is central to the doctor/patient relationship, and there is a clear obligation upon all medical professionals to keep personal details, medical history, treatments and the costs associated with it private.