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MDDUS comments on the appointment of Dame Carrie MacEwen as chair of the General Medical Council

MDDUS chief medical officer John Holden congratulates Dame Carrie McEwen on her appointment as chair of the General Medical Council.

  • 09 May 2022
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MDDUS comments on health and social care report into clinical negligence reform

MDDUS director of professional services and general counsel Emma Parfitt welcomes the committee's report and urges government to speed up clinical negligence reform.

  • 28 April 2022
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Three out of four family doctors report facing increased patient abuse

THREE out of four family doctors have faced an increase in verbal abuse or aggression from their patients, leading to a huge increase in work-related stress, a new survey reveals.

  • 22 April 2022
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Fixed recoverable costs in lower value clinical negligence claims “welcome first step” – MDDUS

MOVES to curb the expensive system of recovering legal costs in clinical negligence claims are “a welcome first step”, according to the medical defence specialists MDDUS.

  • 13 April 2022
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MDDUS responds to survey on public satisfaction with the NHS

MDDUS comments on the publication of analysis of the 2021 British Social Attitudes survey (BSA) on public satisfaction with the NHS.

  • 30 March 2022
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MDDUS comments on GMC report into deaths during investigations

MDDUS comments on the publication of the General Medical Council’s report on the number of doctors who have died during investigations.

  • 03 March 2022
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Humza Yousaf opens new MDDUS office in Glasgow

Scotland’s leading defence organisation for doctors and dentists has moved its operations to a new, central Glasgow location.

  • 25 February 2022
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Study urges dental professionals to seek expert legal advice when facing fitness to practise concerns

Dental professionals facing fitness to practise concerns are being urged by the General Dental Council to engage legal representation.

  • 17 February 2022
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A fixed recoverable costs system must be proportionate and avoid complexity to succeed - MDDUS

MDDUS responds to the announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care that it plans to consult on the introduction of fixed recoverable costs and a new streamlined process in clinical negligence claims up to a value of £25,000 in England and Wales.

  • 31 January 2022
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MDDUS CEO warns about changes to GP indemnity options

MDDUS has reaffirmed its commitment to offer GPs occurrence-based indemnity, amid moves by other providers to withdraw it.

  • 13 January 2022
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16 May 2022

‘Managing patient conflict for admin and reception teams in practice’ is a two hour training event that takes place… https://t.co/f1jN5vUQZr

13 May 2022

MDDUS is currently recruiting for an Operational Performance Analyst and a Finance Assistant. For more information… https://t.co/vGhTGFyS1z

13 May 2022

In our final article to mark #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we speak to Ms Moira Duncan, dento-legal adviser at MDDUS,… https://t.co/RptKEu28p5

13 May 2022

In the final question to our YourHalo: Emotional Wellbeing partners, healthcare rm, we asked their experienced heal… https://t.co/ZfugbcVz25

13 May 2022

“I’ve just had a telephone call from the GMC that no case has been brought after a final panel. I wanted to say a h… https://t.co/mnx9qIYn0l

12 May 2022

RT @mentalhealth: This Mental Health Awareness Week we're on a mission to let everyone living in loneliness know that their mental health m…

12 May 2022

In recognition of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we catch up with Dr Emily Shepherd (@emshep698), medico-legal adviser… https://t.co/8PH4WVqfOu

12 May 2022

As part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, which finishes on 15 May, we asked experienced healthcare practitioners at h… https://t.co/mPf07EBPrU

11 May 2022

“At these very trying times for mental health, we could do worse than be guided by Kurt Vonnegut’s summation of the… https://t.co/A1T3lGy0Tl

11 May 2022

“Counselling has also helped with low self-esteem and catastrophising. I generally think I’m “ok” these days and no… https://t.co/TTVIqkvNmy

11 May 2022

“Having poor self-esteem is not much fun. But it often comes with a compensation: a powerful desire to prove yourse… https://t.co/bYBbhryQN5

11 May 2022

“’I’m the great and powerful Wizard of Oz’ says the wizard just as the curtain is drawn back to expose a very diffe… https://t.co/SYwqFRRP3d

11 May 2022

One of our Non Executive Directors, John Taylor, shares his experience of dealing with poor mental health this… https://t.co/BoGnBqqYgV

11 May 2022

Taking place on Tuesday, 24 May, ‘Multidisciplinary team working: Managing systems and boundary risks’ is a two hou… https://t.co/DjgWhJGIpW

11 May 2022

As this is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, we asked experienced healthcare practitioners at healthcare rm, our YourHalo… https://t.co/Cgg1jkScEG

11 May 2022

Excited about exhibiting at the British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show, which takes place this week at the NEC,… https://t.co/0OE5p3zFxA

10 May 2022

As part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we catch up with Mr Stephen Henderson (@SHenderson755), head of the dental di… https://t.co/5Lz6Nc2JvL

10 May 2022

To mark #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we asked our YourHalo partners, healthcare rm, a series of questions. Today’s qu… https://t.co/FjffOxq2C5

09 May 2022

“Congratulations to Professor Dame Carrie MacEwen on her appointment as the new Chair of the @gmcuk – we look forwa… https://t.co/ds9UEvznsG

09 May 2022

To mark #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Dr @GregDollman, senior medico-legal adviser at MDDUS, offers a really insightfu… https://t.co/vyHUZs3J2L

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