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Doctors should not fear covert recordings

Doctors are warned that the law offers little or no protection from patients covertly recording consultations.

  • 02 July 2015
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes plans to cap clinical negligence legal fees

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS welcomes government plans to cap legal fees in clinical negligence cases against the NHS in England.

  • 29 June 2015
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes single Public Service Ombudsman

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS welcomes moves to make it easier to complain about public services in England with the creation of a single Public Service Ombudsman (PSO).

  • 16 June 2015
  • Press release

Manage expectations with orthodontic treatment

Managing expectation can mitigate the risk of patient complaints in orthodontic treatment, says UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 16 June 2015
  • Press release

Doctors must be mindful of assisted suicide involvement

Doctors are reminded to avoid taking any action that may be interpreted as encouraging or assisting a patient’s suicide, says UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 05 June 2015
  • Press release

Dentists urged to ensure clarity over treatment costs

Dentists are reminded to ensure treatment options and costs are clearly explained prior to treatment being provided to avoid disagreements with patients, says UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 27 April 2015
  • Press release

Examine patients before remotely prescribing Botox

Doctors who prescribe Botox and other injectable cosmetics remotely are reminded they must first examine the patient in person or put their registration at risk.

  • 24 April 2015
  • Press release

MDDUS reassure Cardiff dental graduates

MDDUS would like to reassure members that the recent “technical issue” affecting graduates from Cardiff University will have no impact on their membership, providing they follow the GDC’s steps for restoration to the register.

  • 14 April 2015
  • Press release

Dealing with self-diagnosing patients

Doctors should not dismiss or feel threatened by patients who self-diagnose on the internet before attending appointments, says UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 24 March 2015
  • Press release

Practices urged to update sickness policies to reflect new scheme

UK-wide medical and dental defence organisation MDDUS is advising practices to update their sickness absence policies to reflect the new Fit for Work scheme currently being rolled out across the country.

  • 24 February 2015
  • Press release

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

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

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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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