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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
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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
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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
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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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Doctors obliged to tell DVLA when patients drive against medical advice

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS is reminding doctors of their obligation to tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) when patients are deemed no longer fit to drive yet continue to do so against medical advice.

  • 24 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
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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
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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
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Details of all our upcoming training courses can be found here https://t.co/PNRCMRJqeP Email risk@mddus.com to sign up #MDDUSevent

1 hours 21 minutes ago

We are hosting a risk training day for hospital doctors in our Glasgow and London offices https://t.co/OB3hsYSYd1 #MDDUSevent

5 hours 43 minutes ago

@drgandalf52 Some additional details here https://t.co/o2iy5XSSbc

8 hours 14 minutes ago

RT @RCGPAC: Enjoying the #rcgpcouncil debate? Why not join us live at #RCGPAC in Liverpool? Programme here: https://t.co/0vxgmYdFH8 @rcgp @…

21 hours 45 minutes ago

@drgandalf52 Thanks for the message. Our membership dept can answer your query. Available tomorrow from 8am members… https://t.co/li29O8dbzc

23 Jun 2017

MDDUS members can access CPD-accredited learning with our wide range of risk resources, online courses and webinars https://t.co/B54pF66ldT

21 Jun 2017

Today's #QueensSpeech offers opportunities says MDDUS - but government must listen on the detail https://t.co/kvT1m7Oy7h

21 Jun 2017

RT @GDC_UK: DCPs can renew by declaring they have indemnity, paying the ARF and making their CPD statement (if required) https://t.co/nZget…

16 Jun 2017

RT @TheRMBF: Happy Friday! Spare a thought for doctors in crisis this weekend - your donations make a huge difference. #NHS https://t.co/vn…

16 Jun 2017

MDDUS members can access a range of risk resources, including CPD-accredited modules, online courses and webinars https://t.co/wwn0qtpJNK

14 Jun 2017

RT @AcuteGP: Wonderful to have @bloo_donkey help us maximise effectiveness as team #acutegp to deliver great care @livewellsw @MDDUS_News @…

09 Jun 2017

Thanks to those who attended our dental risks training day. Details of upcoming courses can be found here… https://t.co/dLPljvOaQR

09 Jun 2017

Excellent day in Manchester yesterday for the @GPpracticeMGMT event #managementinpractice https://t.co/4WyJT7ZFFq

08 Jun 2017

It's our dental risk training day and MDDUS head of dental Aubrey Craig is speaking about how to manage and avoid complaints #MDDUSevent

07 Jun 2017

RT @BMANatalieF: @RCGPMersey @NWERCGP 'ST3 Careers Fair' Indemnity costs & PMS/GMS/APMS contract info...@the_mdu @MDDUS_news @TheBMA https:…

07 Jun 2017

We're hosting a dental risk training day in our London office tomorrow, featuring how to avoid complaints and claims https://t.co/3YUwJLcY7L

02 Jun 2017

RT @pulsetoday: Lincolnshire LMC closes discount indemnity deal for EU GPs https://t.co/6wZHR2hmu8 #GPnews https://t.co/8u7532Jlyz

31 May 2017

Our members can access a wide range of risk resources, including CPD-accredited modules, online courses and webinars https://t.co/J9iFsU2mX6

31 May 2017

RT @RCGPAC: It's your last chance to claim earlybird rates for #RCGPAC - ends midnight 31 May! https://t.co/UK7VBzXTGR @rcgp @MDDUS_News

30 May 2017

We have teamed up with @LincolnshireLMC @KieranLincsLMC to provide tailored indemnity package for new EU recruits https://t.co/Uvsim9s5P0