MDDUS encourages all dental registrants to contribute to the GDC consultation on guidance concerning indemnity arrangements

The General Dental Council (GDC) has today launched its consultation on its professional indemnity and insurance guidance document.

Dental registrants are required to always have indemnity arrangements in place when they are treating patients. The guidance is intended to help registrants appreciate the various ways indemnity can be arranged, either as an individual, an employee in a practice or an employee clinician within an NHS Trust or health board.

Chris Kenny, chief executive of MDDUS, said: “This is an important debate that the profession should engage with.

“The GDC has offered some helpful pointers which dentists and dental care professionals should consider when making choices about their indemnity arrangements.

“Both the regulator and individual registrants alike should start by looking at the track record of providers in the market, recognising those with decades of experience supporting the profession and compensating patients.”

The GDC consultation on updating its guidance on indemnity and insurance ends 20 June, 2023.


The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) is a mutual organisation that protects the professional interests of more than 56,000 doctors and dentists across the United Kingdom, offering access to indemnity, support and legal advice.

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