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Proposed 'safe space' needs further work before implementation

MDDUS believes the proposed development of a ‘safe space’ in healthcare safety investigations requires further definition as interventions which are high on rhetoric and low on detailed statutory and implementation planning run risk of being counter-productive.

  • 19 December 2016

Doctors to adopt patient-centric approach to consent

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS is reminding doctors to adopt a patient-centric approach to the consenting process.

  • 10 November 2016

Dentists reminded of GDC's indemnity requirements

UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS is reminding dentists that it is now a GDC requirement to have appropriate full indemnity in place as part of their annual retention fee (ARF) renewal process.

  • 08 November 2016

MDDUS encourages members to use advice line

The medical defence organisation MDDUS is keen to dispel the myth that contacting the organisation’s advice line impacts on the subscription rates members pay.

  • 04 October 2016

Get your dental career off to a flying start

MDDUS dental members in Scotland can now take advantage of a great new service designed especially for dentists who are just starting out in their career.

  • 21 September 2016

MDDUS urges government to push through plans to reduce legal costs

MDDUS strongly supports early implementation of measures to reduce legal costs in clinical negligence cases.

  • 24 August 2016

A good start, but now tackle the root causes

Following today’s NHS England GP indemnity review announcement, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 28 July 2016

MDDUS joins forces with Capsticks to provide free legal advice

MDDUS is announcing a new partnership with law firm Capsticks that enables GP and practice manager members in England and Wales to access a free 20-minute legal consultation and ongoing discount rates on non-indemnity issues.

  • 19 July 2016

MDDUS reassures members over annual indemnity declaration

UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS would like to reassure members following a recent General Dental Council (GDC) announcement about a new annual indemnity declaration.

  • 22 June 2016

If in doubt, get confirmation of parental responsibility in writing

Dentists are urged to exercise caution and ask for written confirmation where there is uncertainty over who has parental responsibility to provide consent on behalf of a child.

  • 13 June 2016

30 Jul 2021

Read about our work in partnership with @Dr_PhilippaW and Dr Dan Poulter MP urging @sajidjavid to abandon specific…

30 Jul 2021

The latest issue of Insight Secondary magazine contains the article ‘Smartphone technology in chronic disease manag…

30 Jul 2021

Our event, ‘Practice Manager Leadership: DISC analysis to understand and improve communication and team working’ is…

29 Jul 2021

We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for two awards in this year's @CIPR_Awards for our campaign wo…

29 Jul 2021

RT @CIPR_Awards: .@CIPR_Scotland #PRideSC Campaign shortlist: @ZeroWasteScot @3x1Group @BEAR_Scotland @apprentice_scot @BIGPartnership @Bri…

29 Jul 2021

In the new issue of Insight Secondary, our Viewpoint is from MDDUS’ head of medical division, Dr @NaeemNazem, who w…

28 Jul 2021

To be held on 16 September, our ‘Multidisciplinary team working: managing systems and boundary risks’ event highlig…

28 Jul 2021

In our latest issue of Insight Secondary, the Briefing section contains key news from the world of secondary care,…

27 Jul 2021

This issue’s Notice Board section contains details on the MDDUS’ annual report, an insight into our sister company…

26 Jul 2021

MDDUS has just published the latest issue of Insight Secondary magazine and it’s packed full of great articles! To…

26 Jul 2021

Our event, ‘DISC analysis to understand and improve communication and team working’ takes place on 9 September 2021…

23 Jul 2021

‘Risk Management: Remote consulting in secondary care’ takes place on 8 September and is designed for any clinician…

22 Jul 2021

RT @ptsafetyNHS: Our new national service for recording and learning from patient safety events is now live. This will eventually replace t…

21 Jul 2021

.@MDDUS_CEO Chris Kenny said: “Everyone at MDDUS is tremendously sorry to learn that Dame Clare has been diagnose…

21 Jul 2021

‘Conducting an interpersonal conflict resolution process’ is a two hour training course designed for anyone with a…

20 Jul 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: Read below in this article from @pulsetoday how in 'a year like no other', MDDUS supported our members as they dealt with t…

20 Jul 2021

RT @TheDentistMag: MDDUS comment on the continued use of face masks in healthcare settings after July 19. ➡ To read more, visit our websi…

20 Jul 2021

Read below in this article from @pulsetoday how in 'a year like no other', MDDUS supported our members as they deal…

19 Jul 2021

RT @PrimaryCareNHS: If you go to a #dental appointment you still need to wear a face mask and socially distance – this is to help keep you…

19 Jul 2021

RT @ReviewDental: MDDUS: Face Masks after 19th July -