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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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