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MDDUS urges rapid move from analysis to action as it gives cautious welcome to discount rate consultation

MDDUS has given a cautious welcome to the Ministry of Justice consultation document on how the personal injury discount rate should be set in future.

  • 30 March 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS response to discount rate change in Scotland

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny responds to the Scottish Government’s announcement today to follow the decision made in England by the Lord Chancellor and cut the discount rate applied to personal injury claims from 2.5% to -0.75%.

  • 27 March 2017

MDDUS plays leading role in strengthening new GMC guidance

MDDUS is pleased the GMC has addressed its concerns on how “adequate and appropriate indemnity and insurance” is interpreted as part of the updated guidance Insurance, indemnity and medico-legal support launched today.

  • 22 March 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes government debate on indemnity

MDDUS welcomes today’s planned Westminster Hall debate on GP indemnity costs in England and believes reform is needed to protect patients and healthcare professionals.

  • 15 March 2017
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MDDUS urges Lord Chancellor to pause the discount rate change - and advises the Scottish Government to learn from UK mistakes

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny comments further on the impact on the NHS and individual clinicians in general following the Lord Chancellor’s decision to reduce the discount rate.

  • 10 March 2017
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Discount rate announcement threatens higher cost to doctors and dentists

MDDUS vows to explore all options to help members

  • 27 February 2017

MDDUS respond to health questions exchange

  • 07 February 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS seek swift, decisive and joined-up action on government consultation

Responding to today’s launch of the Department of Health’s consultation Introducing Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims, MDDUS CEO Chris Kenny said:

  • 30 January 2017
  • Press release

Fitness to practise reform vital to reduce stress on dentists

UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS believes patients and dentists will benefit if reform proposals from the General Dental Council are implemented swiftly, fairly and consistently.

  • 26 January 2017
  • Press release

Proposed 'safe space' needs further work before implementation

MDDUS believes the proposed development of a ‘safe space’ in healthcare safety investigations requires further definition as interventions which are high on rhetoric and low on detailed statutory and implementation planning run risk of being counter-productive.

  • 19 December 2016

21 Apr 2017

RT @bmj_latest: 2 weeks until #thebmjawards! We are getting very excited to announce the Winners. Book your seat here…

20 Apr 2017

And as junior doctors face increasing work pressures, a new campaign by @TheRMBF aims to reduce stress levels

20 Apr 2017

Featuring @keithgrimes talks about his mission to more fully integrate digital technology into GP consultation room

20 Apr 2017

The latest edition of our member magazine GPST is out now

13 Apr 2017

Read our advice on how to manage disruption over Easter

13 Apr 2017

RT @RCGPAC: Whatever your plans for the weekend don't forget the #RCGPAC programme! Earlybird ends 31/05. Direct download:…

10 Apr 2017

RT @RCGPAC: First edition of #RCGPAC 2017 programme now ready to download - 42 great sessions for Liverpool: @rcgp

08 Apr 2017

RT @bmj_latest: Under 4 weeks to go until #thebmjawards ceremony at the Park Plaza Westminster, sponsored by @MDDUS_News

04 Apr 2017

RT @Monymusk: A profile I wrote of BMJ's campaigning editor Fiona Godlee. @fgodlee - a pleasure to interview. Many thanks. @bmj_latest http…

04 Apr 2017

Insight features @Monymusk interview with @bmj_latest editor @fgodlee who isn't afraid to take a stand

04 Apr 2017

Our new member magazine Insight (formerly called Summons) is out now

03 Apr 2017

MDDUS urges rapid move from analysis to action as it gives cautious welcome to #discountrate consultation

30 Mar 2017

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29 Mar 2017

RT @Missismonty: MDDUS employment law update

29 Mar 2017

RT @MWilliamsHT: NHS in Scotland faces massive annual damages bill increase after change to injury payouts

28 Mar 2017

@dizzybird11 We would be grateful if you would take the time to email us at so we can discuss the matter 2/2

28 Mar 2017

@dizzybird11 We are sorry to hear you are disappointed by the service provided by MDDUS 1/2

28 Mar 2017

Read our CEO Chris Kenny's response to #discountrate change in Scotland @GPonlinenews | GPonline

27 Mar 2017

Good news for lawyers, bad news for NHS. Read our CEO Chris Kenny’s response to #discountrate change in Scotland

27 Mar 2017

RT @AviAssist: #mondaymotivation X industry learning from #Medical world of my wife - inspired by @Atul_Gawande & other- thx 4 great artic…