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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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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
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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

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny comments on the exchange between health secretary Jeremy Hunt and John Pugh MP at health questions today.

  • 07 February 2017
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28 Apr 2017

RT @GPonlinenews: How GPs can prepare for appearing in court as a witness. Advice from @MDDUS_News https://t.co/GB0Dpzznos https://t.co/u6S…

28 Apr 2017

RT @pulsetoday: New GPs will have 75% of RCGP fees paid under indemnity deal. https://t.co/IxFt9bSaAG #GPnews

27 Apr 2017

RT @wosfirst5: A great offer!! Thanks @rcgp @RCGPScotland and @MDDUS_News https://t.co/Y0zjqBFZO0

27 Apr 2017

We are pleased to announce new partnership with @rcgp that reduces indemnity costs and RCGP membership for new GPs https://t.co/03m0Wcj7Ku

26 Apr 2017

We are at the British Geriatrics Society Spring Meeting at SAGE Gateshead for the next three days. Come and visit us #bgsconf

26 Apr 2017

RT @RobinStride: Defence subs: @MDDUS_News says it's exploring 'all necessary action' to protect doctor members #discount rate

25 Apr 2017

'Confidentiality cannot be absolute'. Read our fitness to drive advice @TelegraphNews https://t.co/NLm0oKnE18 via @telegraphnews

25 Apr 2017

RT @gmcuk: From today our revised #confidentiality guidance is in effect https://t.co/CSmbrOCrGF #doctors - make sure you’re up to date htt…

25 Apr 2017

RT @StudentBMJ: @RMBFMedStudents has just launched resources for supporting med students with stress, £ help etc Check it out here: https:/…

25 Apr 2017

Updated @gmcuk confidentiality guidance comes into effect today. Read our advice on fitness to drive issues https://t.co/LIMs6jiQuS

25 Apr 2017

RT @RCGPAC: If you're a #medstudent or FY1/FY2 why not join our Student Volunteer Programme at #RCGPAC? https://t.co/DbzYcwjkoE @rcgp @MDDU…

24 Apr 2017

RT @GPonlinenews: GPs obliged to tell @DVLAgovuk if patient ignores medical advice to stop driving https://t.co/z27paLacns #GPnews @gmcuk h…

24 Apr 2017

Doctors obliged to tell DVLA when patients drive against medical advice https://t.co/2ZwyZ9jgXw @gmcuk

24 Apr 2017

RT @TheRMBF: Thanks to @MDDUS_News who are helping us expand the support we offer to medical students in 2017 https://t.co/67lD5bgYH2

24 Apr 2017

We are extremely proud to support the @TheRMBF and their vital work to help medical students in crisis https://t.co/juD0GuMmmX

21 Apr 2017

RT @bmj_latest: 2 weeks until #thebmjawards! We are getting very excited to announce the Winners. Book your seat here https://t.co/ZuFinzw2…

20 Apr 2017

And as junior doctors face increasing work pressures, a new campaign by @TheRMBF aims to reduce stress levels https://t.co/zZDkd7AFAD

20 Apr 2017

Featuring @keithgrimes talks about his mission to more fully integrate digital technology into GP consultation room https://t.co/iEbrPuc6fd

20 Apr 2017

The latest edition of our member magazine GPST is out now https://t.co/tPjwo38QLz

13 Apr 2017

Read our advice on how to manage disruption over Easter https://t.co/aHkk3EMkOB