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SAS doctors and other non-training grades

The services available to SAS doctors and doctors or dentists in other career and non-training grades

The Doctors and Dentists Protection Union (DDPU)  services :

1. Employment & Regulatory

Comprehensive Professional disciplinary matters in  Employment, regulatory matters (before the General medical Council)

2. Employment & Contract disputes

Representation in member’s legal action arising out of Employment, and for those who are not in Employment but have an agreement for the provision of services as a medical professionals or dental professionals, then representation in contractual dispute arising from such agreement

3. Additional benefits

Representation in Coroner’s Inquests or, in Scotland, Fatal Accident Inquiry

4. Indemnity for NHS work

For NHS Hospital doctors, professional negligence indemnity for certain specified Fee-Paying Services (previously known as Category 2 Work) and indemnity for Good Samaritan work

5. Criminal/Civil prosecutions
  • – Advice and representation in defending a member where work as a medical professional or dental professional results in-
  • – Prosecution in a court of criminal jurisdiction
  • – Civil action under legislation for unlawful discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, age, religious belief, or political opinion
  • – Civil action being taken against the member under legislation for Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 or the serving of a Statutory Notice under Health and Safety legislation
  • – Civil action being taken against the member as a trustee of a pension fund set up for the benefit of employer’s employees, and
  • – Civil action being taken against the member under section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 including indemnification against award of compensation under Section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (provided that registration has been approved by the Information Commissioner).
6. Terms and Conditions of service

Advice regarding terms and conditions of service including

  •       – Salary progression
  •       – Leave entitlement
  •       – Removal expenses and Travel
7. Advice in professional issues:
  • – Confidentiality
  • – Ethical issues
  • – Medico legal practice
  • – Clinical Excellence Award
  • – Career progression including advice in CESR and CEGPR application process
  • – Local and national guidelines
8. Bullying & Harassment

Advice and representation in grievance  procedure commenced by a member:

– Involving a dispute about terms and conditions of employment  including remuneration and

– Involving a complaint of bullying, harassment, whistle-blowing or discrimination