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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A good start, but now tackle the root causes
Following today’s NHS England GP indemnity review announcement, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:
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.
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.
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.