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Queen's speech offers opportunities says MDDUS - but government must listen on the detail

Commenting on proposals for a draft Patient Safety Bill and a Civil Liability Bill in today's Queen's speech, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 21 June 2017
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MDDUS joins forces with LLMC to provide tailored indemnity package

MDDUS is delighted to announce a new partnership with Lincolnshire LMC (LLMC) to provide GP practices with a tailored and competitive indemnity package for new recruits from the EU.

  • 30 May 2017
  • Press release

NHS cyber-attack - MDDUS advice to members

MDDUS is advising doctors affected by Friday’s ransomware attack to apply common sense principles when treating patients without access to computerised or other medical records to ensure safety is not compromised.

  • 15 May 2017
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Government policymakers can learn from healthcare professionals

Speaking at the MDDUS-sponsored BMJ Awards at the Park Plaza Westminster last night, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 05 May 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS urges government to increase fixed recoverable costs limit

MDDUS has urged the government to increase the fixed recoverable costs limit following the conclusion of the Department of Health’s consultation Introducing Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims.

  • 02 May 2017
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RMBF reaches out to help medical students in crisis

The Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) today relaunched its programme of support for UK medical students, releasing two new publications encouraging students to seek help and offering advice on how to cope with the demands of studying medicine. The programme is being supported by UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 24 April 2017
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Doctors obliged to tell DVLA when patients drive against medical advice

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS is reminding doctors of their obligation to tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) when patients are deemed no longer fit to drive yet continue to do so against medical advice.

  • 24 April 2017
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MDDUS urges rapid move from analysis to action as it gives cautious welcome to discount rate consultation

MDDUS has given a cautious welcome to the Ministry of Justice consultation document on how the personal injury discount rate should be set in future.

  • 30 March 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS response to discount rate change in Scotland

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny responds to the Scottish Government’s announcement today to follow the decision made in England by the Lord Chancellor and cut the discount rate applied to personal injury claims from 2.5% to -0.75%.

  • 27 March 2017
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MDDUS plays leading role in strengthening new GMC guidance

MDDUS is pleased the GMC has addressed its concerns on how “adequate and appropriate indemnity and insurance” is interpreted as part of the updated guidance Insurance, indemnity and medico-legal support launched today.

  • 22 March 2017
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Member feedback for our MDDUS colleagues Lucy Yates, solicitor and Greg Dollman, medical adviser. ‘Thank you very m… https://t.co/Ko2JnnKCcY

3 hours 58 minutes ago

In the Insight Secondary magazine article, ‘Are you delegating safely?’, MDDUS risk adviser @lou_kay highlights how… https://t.co/GskVEMNuCC

21 hours 47 minutes ago

Doctors across the UK are being reminded to practise good record keeping to prevent professional difficulties whils… https://t.co/0riDMGa6mQ

26 Jan 2023

Jim Killgore is the publications editor at MDDUS and his latest Insight Secondary magazine article ‘Virtual wards i… https://t.co/7YWmkTdY88

25 Jan 2023

With one in three UK junior doctors going hungry due to a lack of access to nutritious food at work, we have been u… https://t.co/L9Fec9Y4rc

25 Jan 2023

In the new Insight Secondary magazine, the article ‘Burnout risks patient safety’ from @lizprice_risk looks at how… https://t.co/SkrxDeWoyN

24 Jan 2023

We recently published our latest Insight Secondary magazine which includes the articles ‘Going hungry on shift’, ‘B… https://t.co/kstgZFyaGU

23 Jan 2023

Our latest member survey revealed that one in three junior doctors go hungry at work and say their struggle to acce… https://t.co/abYOqZ2o5R

20 Jan 2023

RT @PApodcastUK: In order to find out more about professional indemnity, I spoke with Dr Shepherd and Dr Brittain from @MDDUS_News to talk…

20 Jan 2023

Member feedback for our colleague, Dr Gordon McDavid, medico-legal adviser at MDDUS. ‘I’m really thankful to all th… https://t.co/p59jL8KIkQ

19 Jan 2023

The results of this investigation reflect the findings of our survey carried out last year, which revealed that thr… https://t.co/prSze8HvUu

19 Jan 2023

To be held on Tuesday, 21 February our training event ‘Professionalism: fulfilling your duties as a dentist’ has be… https://t.co/pXu6XblYxd

18 Jan 2023

The member benefit, YourHalo is free, confidential, and available 24/7 with unlimited usage. It is straightforward… https://t.co/bgfRhOS296

17 Jan 2023

RT @rcpsglasgow: It’s just over one week until our Scottish Orthodontic Conference takes place. In the final session, you can hear from Rac…

16 Jan 2023

Sadly, this investigation reflects the results of our own survey, where 77% of junior doctors said they had experie… https://t.co/gL84bHegci

16 Jan 2023

This #BrewMonday @Samaritans is reminding people to reach out for a cuppa and a catch-up with family, friends and c… https://t.co/EsnciKidAj

13 Jan 2023

Insight Primary magazine’s final article is ‘Frank and fearless’, where Alan Gaw (@ResearchET) writes about Jane El… https://t.co/NM9H16TTZR

13 Jan 2023

Member feedback for our MDDUS colleagues Daryl Tollervey (solicitor) and Dr Susan Gibson-Smith (deputy head of the… https://t.co/ZFQV8JM2Ok

12 Jan 2023

In the viewpoint article ‘A place of acceptance’, MDDUS medico-legal adviser Dr @GordonMcDavid offers a personal pe… https://t.co/6U8pJwKa6R

11 Jan 2023

RT @MDDUS_CEO: @MDDUS_News Delighted to see so many of our members honoured for their dedication, innovation and exceptional service. We’re…

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