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Risk management

Our risk management services are designed to help healthcare professionals manage and mitigate business and clinical risk through new and innovative communication channels. These are open to MDDUS members and build upon our long history of helping doctors, dentists, practice managers and their teams improve the quality and safety of patient care.

eLearning centre

MDDUS eLearning centre materials are designed specifically for members and their teams to use either on an individual basis or in a team-based session. Our aim is to highlight some of the most common medico-legal risk areas and offer guidance and practical advice on achieving best practice.

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Face-to-face learning

MDDUS also offers members access to face-to-face learning programmes in risk management.


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GP risk toolbox

MDDUS risk toolboxes are designed to help GPs and practice managers review key risk areas within their practice.

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CQC toolbox

The CQC toolbox is designed to help GPs and practice managers work through key areas of quality and safety within their practice.

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Risk alerts

Our risk advisers issue monthly risk alerts in response to developments within the healthcare and legislative environment. Check back regularly to view our topical and current alerts and advice.

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Risk blogs

Each month our risk advisers contribute blogs based on real cases and risk analysis of cause of loss in claims across different areas of practice. These blog pages are designed to alert members to these risks and allow the sharing of good practice across our membership to improve patient safety.

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Risk management team

The risk management advisory team aims to provide our members with information to help reduce risk and enhance patient safety.

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Prevention is better than the cure

Call our advisory teams as soon as you think you may be facing a problem. MDDUS advisers are available to members 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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