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MDDUS champions fair system for reducing legal costs

MDDUS strongly supports the early implementation of a fair system for resolving clinical negligence claims that benefits the patients harmed rather than the lawyers supporting the claim.

  • 30 December 2015
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Doctors assisting in Cumbria floods will be supported by MDDUS

MDDUS members who responded to the urgent call in Cumbria to help in the aftermath of the storm will have access to indemnity for this assistance.

  • 08 December 2015
  • Press release

Don't face GMC complaints alone

Doctors facing a GMC complaint are urged to seek the guidance and support of their medical defence organisation at the earliest opportunity.

  • 04 December 2015

MDDUS dental membership continues to rise

Dental defence organisation MDDUS is reporting another year of growth in membership with a significant rise in numbers south of the border.

  • 17 November 2015
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Personal service and an open door drive MDDUS membership growth

Medical defence organisation MDDUS is reporting another year of growth in membership and now has a third of the GP market in the UK.

  • 17 November 2015
  • Press release

Dangers of swallowing dental instruments

Patients who swallow dental instruments are at risk and may need referral to hospital for further assessment, says UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 06 November 2015
  • Press release

Saying sorry when things go wrong

A sincere apology when things go wrong can help prevent patient complaints from escalating, says UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 05 October 2015
  • Press release

Doctors should extend 'sunshine rule' to patient gifts

Doctors are urged to exercise caution when offered gifts from patients or pharmaceutical companies, says UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 15 September 2015
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MDDUS reaffirms unique benefits of dental indemnity - and warns of dangers of other models

Following on from the MDDUS sponsored BDA Scottish Scientific Conference in Glasgow, MDDUS is writing to all its Scottish members to set out the benefits of its unique product, service and experience and to explain the risks that those considering moving to commercial insurance may face.

  • 07 September 2015
  • Press release

Dentists should not fear covert recordings

Dentists should avoid confrontational or defensive reactions to patients who covertly record their consultation, says UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 20 August 2015
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