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MDDUS appoint two members to new streamlined board

MDDUS is pleased to welcome Dr Joanna Bayley and Professor Iain Cameron as non-executive directors of the Board. These additions come as seven Board members have retired after a combined 142 years of dedicated service to MDDUS.

  • 04 October 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS supports winter indemnity scheme for GPs in England

The UK’s fasting growing GP defence organisation MDDUS is pleased to support NHS England’s GP winter indemnity scheme for the third consecutive year, ensuring patients enhanced access to primary care services 24/7 over the winter months.

  • 28 September 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS announces price freeze after reaching membership milestone

One of the UK’s leading medical defence organisations today announced a price freeze on the cost of indemnity for GPs until at least 2018.

  • 11 September 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes discount rate announcement

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS welcomes today’s announcement from the Lord Chancellor setting out proposals to change the way in which the personal injury discount rate is calculated.

  • 07 September 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes damages bill

Scotland’s leading medical indemnifier today welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement on the Damages Bill as part of its Programme for Government for the next 12 months.

  • 05 September 2017
  • Press release

Fixed recoverable costs – DoH must produce more balanced and ambitious action, says MDDUS

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny comments on the publication of Lord Justice Jackson’s review into fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence cases.

  • 31 July 2017
  • Press release

Do not be tempted to take shortcuts during consultations

Doctors should use their professional judgement and not be tempted to take shortcuts as a way of dealing with the time pressures of a ten-minute consultation, says UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 25 July 2017
  • Press release

Fixed recoverable costs delay is another step backwards, says MDDUS

Commenting on the postponement of the Government’s decision on its consultation on capping fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence cases, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 25 July 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS offers reassurance for patients and members over indemnity model

Responding to the GDC announcement that some insurance policies may be subject to exclusions that could affect the adequacy of their cover, MDDUS head of dental division Aubrey Craig said:

  • 19 July 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS members can access online learning to comply with changes to CPD requirements

MDDUS is reminding dentists that they will be required to complete a personal development plan as part of new enhanced continuing professional development scheme (ECPD) announced by the General Dental Council (GDC).

  • 04 July 2017
  • Press release

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19 Jan 2023

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17 Jan 2023

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16 Jan 2023

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13 Jan 2023

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13 Jan 2023

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12 Jan 2023

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11 Jan 2023

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