Dental Newsbrief Winter 2017/18

Dental Newsbrief Winter 2017/18

Hempsons Dental Newsbrief

Welcome to the latest edition of Hempsons’ Dental newsbrief, a round-up of some of the hot legal topics in the dental sector.

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In this issue, Kevin Lewis looks at the year gone by and the future of dentistry.

Faisal Dhalla looks at the complex process for 24 hour retirement from an NHS contract – and shares his tips and advice.

The current law governing the use of personal data in the UK is the Data Protection Act 1998. The law will change on 25 May 2018 when the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect. Chris Alderson takes us through the steps needed to be prepared in the article ‘Is your dental practice ready for GDPR?’.

Faisal Dhalla shows how we can assist in the sale or purchase of a dental practice.

Adam Tait sets out things you should consider when leasing premises.

Finally, Andrew Davidson gives some guidance in the article ‘The delicate balance – ill health dismissals’ – on when it’s appropriate to terminate the employment of an employee who has been long term absent due to ill health.

We hope you find something of interest within this newsbrief. If you want more information or to follow something up, please get in touch.

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  • GDPR – are you ready?

    Keeping confidential information about staff and patients secure is a responsibility NHS organisations have taken seriously for a long time. But the requirements on them are about to increase. From May 2018, organisations will need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU regulation.

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  • What are your obligations with The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – are you going to be ready?

    Certain types of personal data must be treated with particular care due to the sensitive nature of that personal data. This is of course common sense. ‘Health’ comes under what the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) calls the ‘special category’, making it a mandatory obligation to comply with the GDPR and more especially if you work in the health professional field.

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