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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

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
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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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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
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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
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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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We have responded to a @GDC consultation on its updated guidance for the Interim Orders Committee. Read more:…

14 hours 19 minutes ago

RT @DutyToCare1: Thank you @MDDUS_News for this fantastic awareness raising article #dutytocare #mentalhealth #wellbeing #support #ournhs

18 hours 12 minutes ago

.@TheBMA has published survey results around junior doctor wellbeing. The findings reveal that more than half do no…

05 Feb 2023

The final article in this issue of Insight Secondary magazine is ‘Hard choices – on difficult decisions’, where Pro…

04 Feb 2023

‘Support in a time of crisis’ in this issue of Insight Secondary magazine is an article from @DutyToCare1, a free s…

03 Feb 2023

In the article ‘Altering clinical records – do’s and don'ts’ from MDDUS risk adviser Alan Frame, he looks at how cl…

03 Feb 2023

Member feedback for our colleague, Susan Willatt, dental adviser at MDDUS. ‘I received the email from GDC that they…

02 Feb 2023

In the Insight Secondary magazine article ‘Frank and fearless’, @ResearchET (Allan Gaw) looks at the life of Jane E…

02 Feb 2023

#TimeToTalkDay encourages people to make space for conversations around mental health. Within MDDUS, we have a g…

02 Feb 2023

The @GDC_UK has published a position statement on the registration requirements for oral and maxillofacial surgeons…

01 Feb 2023

The viewpoint article ‘A place of acceptance’ by MDDUS medico-legal adviser Dr @GordonMcDavid, offers a personal pe…

31 Jan 2023

In the Insight Secondary magazine article ‘The surprising history of medical defence’, Allan Gaw (@ResearchET) reco…

30 Jan 2023

In our latest survey, three in four junior doctors said they had experienced burnout at work, with 39% saying lack…

30 Jan 2023

Our advice case file ‘Post-incident meeting’ involves a doctor who was sent a letter by her hospital trust requesti…

29 Jan 2023

The claim case file in Insight Secondary is ‘Gut pain’ and relates to a letter of claim received by a doctor that h…

28 Jan 2023

In Insight Secondary, the complaint case file ‘Wrong email attachment’ concerns a consultant dermatologist who real…

27 Jan 2023

Member feedback for our MDDUS colleagues Lucy Yates, solicitor and Greg Dollman, medical adviser. ‘Thank you very m…

27 Jan 2023

In the Insight Secondary magazine article, ‘Are you delegating safely?’, MDDUS risk adviser @lou_kay highlights how…

26 Jan 2023

Doctors across the UK are being reminded to practise good record keeping to prevent professional difficulties whils…

26 Jan 2023

Jim Killgore is the publications editor at MDDUS and his latest Insight Secondary magazine article ‘Virtual wards i…

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