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GDC registration mandatory for all dental nurses

REGISTRATION with the General Dental Council (GDC) is mandatory for all groups of dental care professionals (DCPs), including dental nurses.

  • 26 September 2018
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Ask the expert: Practice merger

Q. Due to recent issues trying to recruit new GPs, the partners of my practice have been in discussion with another local practice about the possibility of taking them over and pooling resources. I believe that the two nurses and three receptionists who would move to our practice currently have more generous terms with regard to salaries, sick pay and holidays. Would we be obliged to increase our current staff’s benefits to match their new colleagues? I’m not sure our practice can afford to do so.

  • 26 September 2018
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Ask the expert: Is my practice ready for GDPR?

What measures does my practice need to take ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect?

  • 28 March 2018
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Sexual harassment in the workplace

HE is the brains behind some of Hollywood’s biggest movies, but Harvey Weinstein stands accused of a catalogue of claims of sexual harassment against actresses and female employees spanning the last two decades.

  • 28 March 2018
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Ensure your practice has a bad weather policy

MEDICAL and dental practices should have a bad weather policy to ensure they are fully prepared for any staff disruptions caused by the harsh winter weather.

  • 28 March 2018
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Surge in tribunal claims since fees abolished

THERE has been a substantial rise in employment tribunal (ET) claims following the Supreme Court ruling that employment tribunal fees were unlawful and prevented access to justice for workers.

  • 28 March 2018
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Childcare voucher changes delayed

PLANS to scrap an employer-backed childcare voucher scheme for new applicants have been delayed by six months following a House of Commons debate.

  • 28 March 2018
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Did you know?

THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.

  • 28 March 2018
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Case study: Using past conduct to dismiss an employee

PAST conduct can be taken into account when deciding to dismiss an employee, even if disciplinary action was not taken at that time. However, the case of NHS 24 v Pillar highlights the importance of following the correct procedures during any investigation into an incident.

  • 28 March 2018
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Don't forget

THE following changes (per hour) to the national minimum wage take place from April 1:

  • 28 March 2018
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