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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

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We agree with comments made by @AndrewBuist17 @BMAScotland in his speech at #SLMC22 today. Being a GP can be one o…

22 hours 27 minutes ago

This is an artist’s impression of the discovery of chloroform. James Young Simpson, James Matthews Duncan and Georg…

22 hours 38 minutes ago

Our colleague Dr Susan Gibson-Smith attended the @BMAScotland Scottish local medical committee conference to hear a…

02 Dec 2022

Member feedback for our colleagues, Dr Myooran Nathan and Dr Emily Shepherd, medico-legal advisers at MDDUS. ‘I’d l…

02 Dec 2022

Our Head of Medical, Dr @NaeemNazem, comments on the latest report by @TheBMA #CountryGettingSicker…

02 Dec 2022

‘Reduced treatment time’ is a complaint case file that relates to a patient that booked an emergency appointment at…

01 Dec 2022

RT @gabs_finn: ⁦Read the @MDDUS_News⁩ response to latest our ⁦@GDC_UK⁩ General Dental Council report ⁦@HPEU_HYMS⁩ ⁦@HullYorkMed⁩ ⁦@Official…

01 Dec 2022

What's happening in this picture of James Young Simpson, James Matthews Duncan and George Keith? 🤔 Wrong answers on…

01 Dec 2022

‘Disclosure to social services’ is an advice case file in Insight Dental magazine that relates to the disclosure of…

30 Nov 2022

The @GDC_UK has published research looking at the experiences of individuals involved with fitness to practise inve…

30 Nov 2022

Can anyone identify what this machine is? #MedTwitter #DentalTwitter (📸 Photo credit: © @TheBDA Museum)…

30 Nov 2022

“I’m excited by our evolution beyond the traditional role of a defence organisation. We’re adapting to the ever-cha…

30 Nov 2022

Taking place on Tuesday, 6 December, our training event ‘Probity for doctors’ is a three hour course that addresses…

30 Nov 2022

Our first case file in this issue of Insight Dental is titled ‘Long tooth’, a claims related case involving a 58 ye…

29 Nov 2022

.@TheBMA has announced that NHS England’s plans to roll out a Citizen Access Programme, which will allow patients t…

29 Nov 2022

29 Nov 2022

Would you take an expensive holiday without travel insurance? Most dentists would say no and yet some find themselv…

28 Nov 2022

MDDUS Chair pays tribute to Dame Clare Marx

28 Nov 2022

In our annual report we shared that we’ve: - achieved a 5.6% year-on-year increase in membership - seen the number…

28 Nov 2022

In the Insight Dental magazine article ‘Unwanted advances’, MDDUS risk adviser @lou_kay looks at how to deal with t…

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