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MDDUS announces price freeze after reaching membership milestone

One of the UK’s leading medical defence organisations today announced a price freeze on the cost of indemnity for GPs until at least 2018.

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MDDUS welcomes discount rate announcement

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS welcomes today’s announcement from the Lord Chancellor setting out proposals to change the way in which the personal injury discount rate is calculated.

  • 07 September 2017
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MDDUS welcomes damages bill

Scotland’s leading medical indemnifier today welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement on the Damages Bill as part of its Programme for Government for the next 12 months.

  • 05 September 2017
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Fixed recoverable costs – DoH must produce more balanced and ambitious action, says MDDUS

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny comments on the publication of Lord Justice Jackson’s review into fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence cases.

  • 31 July 2017
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Fixed recoverable costs delay is another step backwards, says MDDUS

Commenting on the postponement of the Government’s decision on its consultation on capping fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence cases, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 25 July 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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RT @SuffolkGPFed: Chair@GPFed.conflict resolution training with#MDDUS and AndrewCatto #IC24 Personality profiling !! https://t.co/nxKyrEc5vW

7 hours 15 minutes ago

RT @SHenderson755: .@GDC_UK Great meeting this am with new clinical reviewers. @MPS_Dental @the_ddu @MDDUS_News All pleased 2 see new wise…

18 Sep 2017

And is it ever really okay to accept a gift from a patient? https://t.co/Jh7LMUi0kF

18 Sep 2017

Reflections on a personal response to the tragic case of Charlie Gard, from our regular contributor @deborahbowman https://t.co/q4nPsU413w

18 Sep 2017

Dentist and personal trainer James Tang says prevention is better than cure when it comes to neck and back pain https://t.co/oTTTiF9dnC

18 Sep 2017

Featuring @CAPSTICKSLLP partner @1majidhassan on duty of care and a patient’s right to confidentiality https://t.co/S4JqupLe5i

18 Sep 2017

Latest edition of our membership journal Insight out now https://t.co/molt6y3Jq8

15 Sep 2017

It has been a pleasure meeting the new intake of freshers over the last two weeks, we wish you all the best as you… https://t.co/N4rGRme3z7

14 Sep 2017

RT @gmcuk: Find out about our new team who are helping us improve how we deal with doctors who have health concerns https://t.co/MQFQXggVfY…

13 Sep 2017

RT @RCGPAC: Join us at the iconic #LiverpoolFC stadium for the #RCGPAC Gala Dinner – book your tickets now: https://t.co/T8WnycfHC3 @Anfiel…

12 Sep 2017

RT @onmedicanews: @MDDUS_News freezes indemnity costs for GPs until 2018 following #discountrate announcement https://t.co/Gn9bfiLlav https…

12 Sep 2017

RT @pulsetoday: Indemnity provider announces ‘price freeze’ for GPs https://t.co/0k0nBPgdTA #GPnews https://t.co/n0QXkn6S97

11 Sep 2017

RT @AFM_UK: Positive response from @AFM_UK member @MDDUS_News to decision to review insurance discount rate https://t.co/JCrIdZUGD0

11 Sep 2017

MDDUS announces price freeze on cost of indemnity for GPs until at least 2018 following #discountrate announcement https://t.co/Td7FgCQRB1

11 Sep 2017

MDDUS announces price freeze on cost of indemnity for GPs until at least 2018 following #discountrate announcement https://t.co/CzZzZG0rqE

11 Sep 2017

RT @pulsetoday: BREAKING: Indemnity provider announces ‘price freeze’ for GPs https://t.co/RXJAm5B37i #breakingnews #GPnews https://t.co/MP…

11 Sep 2017

MDDUS announces price freeze on cost of indemnity for GPs until at least 2018 following #discountrate announcement https://t.co/RVr92D18WG

11 Sep 2017

RT @RCGPAC: Really important work for the future of the profession and lots planned for #Medstudents at #RCGPAC https://t.co/S5TvYWmn0D htt…

08 Sep 2017

RT @Dentistry: Following the blog entitled ‘Is there a dental indemnity crisis?‘, Aubrey Craig, at the MDDUS, has responded https://t.co/Gs…

08 Sep 2017

We are looking forward to meeting all the medical and dental freshers over the next couple of weeks. https://t.co/vxI0AYUFfC