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Indemnity reform - another missed opportunity

Following today’s announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care launching a consultation on the regulation of clinical negligence indemnity cover, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 06 December 2018
  • Press release

Good complaints handling less stressful for dentists and more transparent for patients

Dental defence organisation MDDUS is proud to be one of 28 leading dental sector bodies who have jointly developed a new profession-wide complaints handling initiative.

  • 29 November 2018
  • Press release

State-backed indemnity - key commitments still missing

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services announced today that the Welsh Government plan to implement a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in Wales, similar to that planned for England.

  • 15 November 2018
  • Press release

Occurrence-based cover required for winter indemnity scheme

MDDUS is pleased to confirm they have again been commissioned by NHS England to provide indemnity to enable its members to undertake additional sessions to address the pressures on out-of-hours providers and urgent care settings over the coming winter period.

  • 27 September 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes clarity of new GMC reflective practice guidance

MDDUS welcomes today’s publication of the new GMC guidance The reflective practitioner to support doctors and medical students with reflection.

  • 12 September 2018
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MDDUS seeks reintroduction of legal aid to reduce litigation costs and ease burden on legal system

MDDUS is urging the government to reintroduce legal aid for more categories of clinical negligence claims as a central part of wider reform to maintain access to justice for the most vulnerable claimants whilst reducing the burden on the NHS and court system of unjustified claims.

  • 24 August 2018
  • Press release

HSSI Bill

MDDUS today welcomed an influential call for the Government to reconsider allowing NHS trusts and foundation trusts to conduct internal “safe space” investigations.

  • 02 August 2018
  • News

Dental care professionals should be aware of CPD changes

MDDUS is reminding dental care professionals (DCPs) to ensure they are aware of changes to the CPD cycle that focuses on quality of CPD rather than quantity.

  • 26 July 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS annual report sets new benchmark of transparency

Medical defence organisation MDDUS is reporting yet another year of growth with significant increases in GP, hospital doctor and dental membership.

  • 12 July 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS dental membership continues to rise

Dental defence organisation MDDUS is reporting yet another year of growth with dental membership increasing by 30% in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2017.

  • 12 July 2018
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RT @GDPUKcom: Consultation on indemnity cover launched - https://t.co/d7OapUgRv1 #dental #dentistry #news #NHS #healthcare #GDPUK https://t…

11 hours 11 minutes ago

RT @RCGPAC: Why not spend some time this weekend drafting a session proposal for #RCGPAC 2019? Full details and entry form here: https://t.…

11 hours 14 minutes ago

Read comment from @MDDUS_News CEO Chris Kenny on another missed opportunity to tackle the real issues that drive ri… https://t.co/djSeJgRfoN

07 Dec 2018

Read comment from @MDDUS_News CEO Chris Kenny on another missed opportunity to tackle the real issues that drive ri… https://t.co/0zosCbAIcf

07 Dec 2018

RT @nickbostock: 'Instead of supporting choice and proposing concrete actions on legal reform that would make a real difference, the govern…

07 Dec 2018

Indemnity reform: another missed opportunity. Read comment from our CEO Chris Kenny https://t.co/TeIGyB2UlF https://t.co/7HbRrPYRCI

06 Dec 2018

Indemnity reform – another missed opportunity. Read comment from our CEO Chris Kenny https://t.co/JW4Yv3X4Om https://t.co/2GFpgsJqF5

06 Dec 2018

Months away from planned implementation, state-backed indemnity remains a great unknown and here at MDDUS we share… https://t.co/dYcQR8lek1

05 Dec 2018

Months away from planned implementation, state-backed indemnity remains a great unknown and here at MDDUS we share… https://t.co/7Bqvl1TjDZ

04 Dec 2018

RT @SHenderson755: Highly recommended event @MDDUS_News @TheBDA @GDC_UK @echofriend @dentalcaroline Gather there are a small number of spac…

04 Dec 2018

Read more about state-backed indemnity in our dedicated information hub on our website, including FAQs and the work… https://t.co/KjiQdSf23p

04 Dec 2018

We're delighted to be sponsoring the @PracticePlan Workshop Tour at the Hilton Leicester today. Come and visit our… https://t.co/BGDxerAwVM

03 Dec 2018

RT @RCGPAC: This excellent speech by @HawthorneKamila at #RCGPAC 2018 sets out a blueprint for reforming the general med school curriculum.…

30 Nov 2018

We're delighted to be sponsoring the LDC Officials day at the Congress Centre London, today. Come and visit our st… https://t.co/KGvGMATmME

29 Nov 2018

Good complaints handling less stressful for dentists and more transparent for patients. @MDDUS_News is proud to be… https://t.co/Yhoscl89f5

29 Nov 2018

We fully support @rcgp calls for more details on state-backed indemnity funding. Read more on our dedicated SBIS in… https://t.co/7jhy8Lw4Pu

29 Nov 2018

Read more about state-backed indemnity in our dedicated information hub on our website, including FAQs and the work… https://t.co/sSbn0C5uJX

29 Nov 2018

We are delighted to be exhibiting @DASEdinburgh18 28th-30th November @eicc. Pop along to our stand to say hello and… https://t.co/fXIab8bckp

28 Nov 2018

Forward thinking - profile of a rural Somerset practice that is part of a quiet revolution in UK healthcare… https://t.co/uYvDPntWA7