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Doctors urged to consider Bribery Act before accepting gifts

Doctors are urged to think twice before accepting gifts this Christmas in light of the introduction of the Bribery Act earlier this year.

  • 19 December 2011

Dentists reminded to pay fee or pay the consequences

Dentists risk being removed from the register and denied the right to practise in the UK if they don’t pay their Annual Retention Fee (ARF) on time.

  • 08 December 2011

Changes are child's play for dentists

Dentists in Scotland risk being penalised for making inappropriate claims if they fail to comply with recent changes to the children‟s dental health programme, Childsmile.

  • 03 November 2011

Is your patient going abroad for dental treatment?

Dentists are facing a growing number of patients who come to them after receiving inadequate treatment abroad according to new figures.

  • 26 October 2011


The UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS has issued a comment on the new Royal College of Surgeons and Department of Health report indicating that the peri-operative care of patients undergoing emergency non-cardiac general surgery is “frequently disjointed, protracted and not always patient centred”.

  • 30 September 2011

Is your dental practice ready for radiation inspectors?

Dentists are reminded to take extra steps to ensure patients are fully protected from the hazards of ionising radiation.

  • 21 September 2011

Patient literacy challenge for doctors

Doctors face a growing challenge to ensure proper care is provided to patients with poor literacy skills.

  • 17 August 2011

Delay for dentists comes at a price

Dentists in Scotland who delay submitting claims are losing money due to a crackdown on the three-month payment rule by the Scottish Dental Practice Board (SDPB).

  • 16 August 2011

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Would you take an expensive holiday without travel insurance? Most dentists would say no and yet some find themselv…

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MDDUS Chair pays tribute to Dame Clare Marx

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In our annual report we shared that we’ve: - achieved a 5.6% year-on-year increase in membership - seen the number…

28 Nov 2022

In the Insight Dental magazine article ‘Unwanted advances’, MDDUS risk adviser @lou_kay looks at how to deal with t…

25 Nov 2022

In the article ‘The career advice you shouldn’t follow’, dental business coach, Alun Rees, explores the downside to…

25 Nov 2022

Member feedback for our colleague, Dr Naeem Nazem, head of medical at MDDUS. ‘Your email has lifted my spirits and…

24 Nov 2022

Professor Sir Hector Clare Cameron was a surgeon and President of MDDUS from 1907 – 1927. He was also known for be…

24 Nov 2022

“In my first year as Chair of MDDUS, I am proud to say that once again we have delivered strongly for all our membe…

24 Nov 2022

In the new Insight Dental magazine, our popular Call log features a range of queries from dental care professionals…

23 Nov 2022

A recent employment tribunal case ruled that long Covid may be classed as a disability – so what are the implicatio…

22 Nov 2022

Next steps for addressing clinical negligence claims must be to: 🟢investigate to support improvement, not pillory d…

22 Nov 2022

Our Chief Executive @MDDUS_CEO chaired part of the Westminster Health Forum policy conference today and spoke about…

22 Nov 2022

Our medico- and dento-legal advisers were called on to support and reassure our members, many of whom suffered emot…

22 Nov 2022

RT @NHSResolution: (1/4) Thank you @WHFEvents for hosting our Chief Executive, Helen Vernon, today on “Next steps for addressing clinical n…

22 Nov 2022

GPs deserve to go to work without fear of abuse from patients. Sadly, these findings reflect the results of our ea…

22 Nov 2022

In the article ‘Resolving patient complaints’ in the new issue of Insight Dental magazine, Rachael Bell, deputy hea…

21 Nov 2022

“Being a mutual means we don’t have shareholders to answer to or pay dividends to. We can reinvest into the organis…

21 Nov 2022

We’ve just published the new issue of Insight Dental magazine and in the article ‘Dementia-friendly dental practice…

19 Nov 2022

MDDUS cares for the caring professional and on this #InternationalMensDay we are focusing on men’s health and wellb…

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