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DDU highlights challenges in proposed changes to registration of overseas-qualified dentists

Responding to recently announced proposals by the Department of Health and Social Care on provisional registration for overseas-qualified dentists, John Makin, head of the Dental Defence Union (DDU), said: “It’s important that the GDC makes the process of registration for colleagues who qualified overseas as smooth as possible while discharging its key duty, that of ensuring patient… Read more »

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Debbie Jolly: 'The WAC is a system designed to remove over a million disabled people from welfare support that has caused misery, anxiety and the premature deaths and suicides of an estimated 32 people a week.'
Comment: Paralympic support is a figleaf for cuts

While the government praises the London 2012 Paralympics and Paralympians for their ‘can do’ attitude, it is busy withdrawing all the support and disability benefits that helped them become sporting heroes in the first place.