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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
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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
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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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11 May 2022

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11 May 2022

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11 May 2022

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11 May 2022

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10 May 2022

As part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we catch up with Mr Stephen Henderson (@SHenderson755), head of the dental di… https://t.co/5Lz6Nc2JvL

10 May 2022

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09 May 2022

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