Principle 9

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • Principle Nine: Make sure your personal behaviour maintains patients' confidence in you and the dental profession
    • Patients expect...
      • That all members of the dental team will maintain appropriate personal and professional behaviour
      • That they can trust and have confidence in you as a dental professional
      • That they can trust and have confidence in the dental profession
    • Standards...
      • Must ensure your conduct, both at work and personal life, justifies patients' trust in you and the public's trust in the profession
        • Must treat all team members and members of the public fairly, with dignity and in line with the law
        • Must not make disparaging remarks about another member of the dental team in front of patients. Any concerns you have with colleagues should be raised through the proper channels
        • Should not publish anything that could affect patients' and the public's confidence in you, or the dental profession, in any public media, unless this is done as part of raising a concern
          • Public media includes social networking sites, blogs, and other social media. In particular you must not make personal, inaccurate or derogatory comments about pts or colleagues.
        • Must maintain appropriate boundaries in the relationships you have with patients. Must not take advantage of your position as a dental professional in your relationships with patients
      • Must protect patients and colleagues from risks posed by your health, conduct or performance
        • If you know, or suspect, that any patient may be at risk because of your health, behaviour or performance you must consult a suitably qualified colleague immediately and follow advice on how to out the patients interests first
        • Must not rely on your own assessment of the risk you pose to patients. Should seek occupational advice, or other appropriate advice, as soon as possible
      • Must inform the GDC if you are subject to any criminal proceedings or a regulatory finding is made against you anywhere in the world
        • Must inform the GDC of any criminal proceedings, fitness to practice procedures of another healthcare regulator, a finding has been made against your registration by another healthcare regulator,  anywhere in the world; UK or abroad.
          • Additionally, must inform the GDC if you are placed on a barred list held by either the Disclosure and Barring Service or Disclosure Scotland
      • Must co-operate fully with any relevant formal or informal inquiry and give full and truthful information
        • If you receive a letter from the GDC about your fitness to practice you must respond within the time specified in the letter.
          • You should also seek advice from your indemnity provider or professional association
        • You must cooperate with.....
          • commissioners of health
          • other healthcare regulators
          • hospital trusts carrying out any investigation
          • the Coroner or Procurator Fiscal acting to investigate a death
          • any other regulatory body
          • The health and safety executive
          • Any solicitor, barrister or advocate representing patients or colleagues


No comments have yet been made

Similar Accounting resources:

See all Accounting resources »See all Principle 9 resources »