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Beware of patients bearing gifts

Dentists are urged to beware of patients bearing gifts this Christmas says UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 18 December 2013
  • Press release

Doctors urged to consider implications of patient gifts

Doctors should consider potential ethical dilemmas before accepting gifts from patients this Christmas, warns UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 16 December 2013
  • Press release

Patient safety compromised by bullies

Doctors who bully colleagues are not only failing to follow the principles of good practice, but may risk compromising patient care, says UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 11 December 2013
  • Press release

Devil is in the detail of lab slips for dentists

Dentists in Scotland who fail to complete laboratory slips accurately risk a loss of earnings and even allegations of fraud, says dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 03 December 2013
  • Press release

Can my doctor be my Facebook friend?

If you can trust your doctor with your life, can you be their Facebook friend?

  • 22 November 2013
  • Press release

Compassion key to end of life care

Doctors involved in end of life care should show that they care not just for the patient but also about the person.

  • 06 November 2013
  • Press release

MDDUS report rise in claims against doctors

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS is reporting a sharp rise in claims against members, with patient complaints the most frequent reason for doctors to contact the organisation.

  • 29 October 2013
  • Press release

Claims against dentists continue to rise

A sharp increase in claims against dentists is a result of a growing compensation culture in our society, according to UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 29 October 2013
  • Press release

Doctors warned over top five flu failings

Doctors are urged to ensure they are fully prepared for flu season to avoid jeopardising patient safety, says the UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 21 October 2013
  • Press release

Dentists urged to take care when tweeting

Social media savvy dentists are urged to keep professional and personal relationships separate when using Twitter and Facebook, says UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 02 October 2013
  • Press release

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24 Jan 2022

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20 Jan 2022

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19 Jan 2022

Taking place on 25 January, our ‘Remote consulting in secondary care’ training event covers how to implement safer…

17 Jan 2022

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17 Jan 2022

‘Rebuild your resilience (for hospital doctors)’ is a new training event that will take place on Saturday, 30 April…

14 Jan 2022

To be held on 8 February, our ‘Leadership: Understanding emotions to reduce risk’ training event is designed for do…

13 Jan 2022

MDDUS chief executive, Chris Kenny, warns about the recent changes to indemnity options for GPs in Northern Ireland…

13 Jan 2022

MDDUS is looking to recruit a paralegal to join our team in London. For more information, please click on this lin…

13 Jan 2022

We close Insight Primary magazine with Addenda, which includes reviews of Michael Rosen’s new book Many Different K…

12 Jan 2022

In her regular ethics column in Insight Primary magazine, Professor @deborahbowman considers the case of a broken t…

11 Jan 2022

Has your practice ever received information suggesting a patient has been selling prescription medicine? Find out h…

11 Jan 2022

To be held on 28 January, our course ‘Accountability without fear: Resilience in clinical practice for GPs’ is desi…

10 Jan 2022

This issue of Insight Primary magazine’s Case Files concern an accusation of unprofessional language, missed mening…

07 Jan 2022

Our training event, ‘Confidentiality for hospital doctors’, takes place on 10 February and will explore what is exp…

06 Jan 2022

In the current issue of Insight Primary magazine, Allan Gaw (@ResearchET) explores the landmark court case of Dr Bo…

05 Jan 2022

Insight publications editor Jim Killgore looks at a new artificial intelligence innovation that can “read” electron…

04 Jan 2022

To be held on 27 January, our ‘Risk Management: Managing systems risk within GP practice’ event is designed for PMs…

03 Jan 2022

In this article in Insight Primary magazine, MDDUS risk adviser Alan Frame offers practical advice on how to “lower…

31 Dec 2021

From all at MDDUS, we wish you a happy New Year when it arrives.

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