A good start, but now tackle the root causes

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release: Thursday, 28 July 2016

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

“We welcome the fact that the government and NHS England have found the indemnity market to be efficient and competitive. They have not reached for naive solutions with unpredictable effects in the long-term and should not be tempted to do so in the future.

“We welcome the measures to relieve immediate pressures. It is now vital to address causes, not just symptoms. So we urge the government to make rapid headway on the tort reform and recoverable costs agenda to build sustainability.

“We will continue to work with the profession and the NHS to ensure that indemnity keeps up-to-date with the needs of a changing service. We look forward to working actively with government and NHS England on the further actions detailed in the review.”

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For further information contact Richard Hendry on 0845 270 2034 or 07976 272266, or email rihendry@mddus.com.

Note to editors

MDDUS (The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland) is a medical and dental defence organisation providing access to professional indemnity and expert medico- and dento-legal advice for doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals throughout the UK.

For further information on MDDUS go to www.mddus.com.

 

 

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