A ficticious scenario created by investigators breached human rights and data protection law

The General Dental Council (GDC) has paid an undisclosed sum of damages to a clinical dental technician after it admitted acting “unlawfully in undertaking an under-guise operation without reasonable justification.”

An anonymous complaint had been made to the GDC alleging that the technician may be working without registration from his home.

As a result, the GDC instructed two private investigators to create a fictitious scenario, posing as relatives of ‘Evelyn’, an elderly relative who needed dentures but was too ill to attend in person.

Dental Protection (a trading name of The Medical Protection Society Limited (MPS)) is a members’ protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthc...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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