Assessing capacity to consent in older patients

Consent is a vital part of the treatment process, especially for older patients.

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Going further: membership and multiple jeopardy

Complaints, claims and investigations can be daunting on their own, but devastating if you have to deal with them all at once . Thankfully, we can help if you're facing pressure from all sides.

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DDU launches new member app

We've made it easier for members to access our expert guidance and advice on the move.

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Endodontics in general dental practice

Emily Howden offers an overview of key factors for GDPs to consider in relation to root canal treatment.

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It is the patient who feels that their concerns are being ignored, and that they are not being listened to, who will pursue litigation.


Reducing litigation risk when removing wisdom teeth

Dr Keith Smith discusses some of the causes of negligence claims relating to wisdom tooth extraction.

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Plain English for patients

Leo Briggs highlights the importance of clear communication with patients using language they will understand.

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Weekend working

A member came to us with questions around appropriate staffing arrangements and patient safety.

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