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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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MDU advises doctors not to ignore inappropriate patient behaviour

Doctors are being reminded to get help if a patient makes an inappropriate advance, now that new guidance by the regulator places more emphasis on reporting unacceptable sexual behaviour in the workplace. In a recent MDU survey on receiving gifts from patients around 15% of the 411 MDU members who responded had concerns about the reason for… Read more »

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Govt unveils anti-prostitute law
Govt unveils anti-prostitute law

Home Office plans to criminalise the buying of sex from women “controlled for another person’s gain” will be officially unveiled today. The plans are ostensibly to stop human trafficking, but government sources privately admit around 90 per cent of transactions would be covered by the law. The only way a prostitute can now escape the… Read more »

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BNP 'bombarded with calls' over internet list
BNP ‘bombarded with calls’ over internet list

Members of the British National party (BNP) are being bombarded with phone calls after a list naming them was published on the web. Party spokesperson Simon Darby told politics.co.uk hundreds of members were receiving phone calls “on an industrial basis” and accused trade union call centres of being responsible. He said the case was in… Read more »