DFT North Manchester - The BDA; Contracts; Claiming and the GDC (NW190222FNN)

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SubjectDFT Joint Programme
DescriptionNo description given
VenueNorth Manchester General Hospital, Manchester - Greater Manchester  View details
Date & timeFriday 22 February 2019, 09:30 to 16:30
LecturerMr Richard Birkin  View details
Target audienceMandatory: Foundation Dentist
Development outcomeB, D
Course styleLecture
Core topic Not a core topic
Catering None
CPD hours6:00
CostNo charge
Aims

An introduction to the benefits of belonging to the BDA, as a professional body and as a trade union

A detailed talk on associate agreements by a legal expert. The talk will cover the basic terms that should be included in an associate contract and the implications of certain clauses, especially those relating to finances; as well as common issues that cause dispute, including calculation and retention of fees and examples of case studies

To understand the key terminology (from the "Contracts" (3361) and "Charges" (3477) legislation) and specifically definitions of:

  • Course of treatment
  • Mandatory treatment
  • Splitting
  • Urgent treatment

FDs/VDPs will learn how the NHS DS monitor dentists. The talk will explain examples of data sets and explain how they increase risk status. It will also focus on demonstrating what actions follow NHS investigations and show examples of Fitness to Practice cases involving data

To understand the process of a complaint through the GDCs Fitness to Practice (FtP) committees and to study and discuss examples of FtP cases with a former GDC "Expert Witness"

Objectives

An introduction to the benefits of belonging to the BDA, as a professional body and as a trade union

A detailed talk on associate agreements by a legal expert. The talk will cover the basic terms that should be included in an associate contract and the implications of certain clauses, especially those relating to finances; as well as common issues that cause dispute, including calculation and retention of fees and examples of case studies

To understand the key terminology ( from the "Contracts" (3361) and "Charges" (3477) legislation) and specifically definition of:

  • Course of treatment
  • Mandatory treatment
  • Splitting
  • Urgent treatment

FDs/VDPs will learn how the NHS DS monitor dentists. The talk will explain examples of data sets and explain how they increase risk status.

It will also focus on demonstrating what actions follow NHS investigations and show examples of Fitness to Practice cases involving data

To understand the process of a complaint through the GDCs Fitness to Practice ( FtP) committees and to study and discuss examples of FtP cases with a former GDC "Expert witness"

Learning outcomes

FDs/VDPs will learn the importance of having a written contract, obtaining legal advice on this contract knowing where to obtain advice on associate agreements

FDs/VDPs will learn how the BDA represents the dental profession and understand it represents dentists as a trade union. They will recognise the dangers of isolation  and the need for advice, education and support throughout their career

FDs/VDPs will understand their responsibility for accurate claiming. They will  learn the important definitions within the Regulations and how these are interpreted.

They will appreciate the need for accurate and full contemporaneous clinical records

FDs/VDPs will be made aware of how ATs and NHS DS currently monitor their quality and performance. To improve knowledge of record keeping and encourage audit of record keeping and claiming. To improve the knowledge and understanding of NICE recall guidelines and to encourage self-monitoring of vital signs and other practice based data

FDs/VDPs will have a greater knowledge of record keeping, understanding of the importance of FP17 data, recognise the importance of and improve communication skills and finally, avoidance of complaints to the GDC