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Do not be tempted to take shortcuts during consultations

Doctors should use their professional judgement and not be tempted to take shortcuts as a way of dealing with the time pressures of a ten-minute consultation, says UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 25 July 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS offers reassurance for patients and members over indemnity model

Responding to the GDC announcement that some insurance policies may be subject to exclusions that could affect the adequacy of their cover, MDDUS head of dental division Aubrey Craig said:

  • 19 July 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS members can access online learning to comply with changes to CPD requirements

MDDUS is reminding dentists that they will be required to complete a personal development plan as part of new enhanced continuing professional development scheme (ECPD) announced by the General Dental Council (GDC).

  • 04 July 2017
  • Press release

Queen's speech offers opportunities says MDDUS - but government must listen on the detail

Commenting on proposals for a draft Patient Safety Bill and a Civil Liability Bill in today's Queen's speech, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 21 June 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS joins forces with LLMC to provide tailored indemnity package

MDDUS is delighted to announce a new partnership with Lincolnshire LMC (LLMC) to provide GP practices with a tailored and competitive indemnity package for new recruits from the EU.

  • 30 May 2017
  • Press release

NHS cyber-attack - MDDUS advice to members

MDDUS is advising doctors affected by Friday’s ransomware attack to apply common sense principles when treating patients without access to computerised or other medical records to ensure safety is not compromised.

  • 15 May 2017
  • Press release

Government policymakers can learn from healthcare professionals

Speaking at the MDDUS-sponsored BMJ Awards at the Park Plaza Westminster last night, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 05 May 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS urges government to increase fixed recoverable costs limit

MDDUS has urged the government to increase the fixed recoverable costs limit following the conclusion of the Department of Health’s consultation Introducing Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims.

  • 02 May 2017
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MDDUS teams up with RCGP to provide package for new GPs

MDDUS is announcing a new partnership with the RCGP that reduces the cost of indemnity and RCGP membership for newly qualified GPs in their first five years after qualification.

  • 27 April 2017
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RMBF reaches out to help medical students in crisis

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) today relaunched its programme of support for UK medical students, releasing two new publications encouraging students to seek help and offering advice on how to cope with the demands of studying medicine. The programme is being supported by UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 24 April 2017
  • Press release

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Doctors should not be tempted to take shortcuts as a way of dealing with time pressures of a ten-minute consultation https://t.co/kABAJGXlCP

24 Jul 2017

RT @TheRMBF: We need your views on working conditions for doctors! Please take our short (5 min!) survey. #togetherfordoctors https://t.co/…

21 Jul 2017

RT @RCGPAC: Find out more about #RCGPAC keynote the inspirational Prof John Guillebaud https://t.co/7KbayYJPhR #sexualhealth #contraception…

21 Jul 2017

RT @CLHattersley: Simple good service - @MDDUS_News tries to keep the same person dealing with my queries #continuityofcare

21 Jul 2017

@BecomingaDr Thanks for the message. Please contact our student liaison officer Jan with more details jprisic@mddus.com

20 Jul 2017

MDDUS use discretion positively to provide assistance and meet claims which an insurer may very well turn down https://t.co/mBhNnDoiYN

20 Jul 2017

RT @RCGPAC: Don't miss Joy's session on adult #safeguarding at #RCGPAC plus two sessions on child protection level 3. @MDDUS_News @rcgp htt…

19 Jul 2017

MDDUS offers reassurance for patients and members over indemnity model https://t.co/Mbq5WWPphV @GDC_UK

19 Jul 2017

RT @RCGPAC: Looking forward to welcoming @SteveKellGP to Liverpool! And lots more planned on that theme: https://t.co/yWdfQ6e4Ns #RCGPAC @r…

17 Jul 2017

RT @JohnGillies6: Doctor at @deependgp Profile of GP leader @petermakeslinks in @MDDUS_News . https://t.co/vAtOFbTgZr @RCGPScotland

14 Jul 2017

RT @RCGPAC: And join us at #RCGPAC for the two-day stream on #GPatScale: https://t.co/yWdfQ6e4Ns @rcgp @MDDUS_News https://t.co/nlc0cWkCdz

14 Jul 2017

Cyber-attack - could it happen to you? https://t.co/yyef1HFL1T

13 Jul 2017

MDDUS CEO Chris Kenny on our campaigning efforts to urge govt to tackle rising indemnity costs https://t.co/WM1Flzdnrj #discountrate

07 Jul 2017

RT @EntrpriseScreen: We absolutely loved working with @MDDUS_News again, shooting a new episode of Bleak Practice! #shoot #filming #trainin…

04 Jul 2017

MDDUS members can access online learning to comply with changes to @GDC_UK CPD requirements https://t.co/MhipCoSKyW

03 Jul 2017

And what should dental practices do if they are subject to potentially damaging online comments? https://t.co/MA27YIcYtx

03 Jul 2017

Meet the dentists who set up a charity to provide safe dental care to communities in Malawi @smileawi @milne_vicky https://t.co/UWt9CenYje

03 Jul 2017

Dr Abhi Pal looks at how to manage dental implant risks https://t.co/iZIo2l5Owy

03 Jul 2017

Featuring dentist-turned business coach @reesthecoach looks at the importance of clearly defined practice systems https://t.co/vaXAqq9a3u

03 Jul 2017

Latest edition of SoundBite out now. No longer just for trainees, now aimed at all dentists https://t.co/Mv1tY1xwY8