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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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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In addition to our recently launched Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing support service for members, we also have a men… https://t.co/1eJuH3cuku

7 hours 12 minutes ago

‘Professionalism: fulfilling your duties as a dentist’ is a course designed for any dentist to attend and focuses o… https://t.co/7xm5ehoNY7

15 Sep 2021

Have you watched this video yet? MDDUS medico-legal adviser, Dr Emily Shepherd (@emshep698), is talking about our n… https://t.co/jy3ny2FU47

14 Sep 2021

Dr Greg Dollman, senior medico-legal adviser at MDDUS, writes about Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing, our new confide… https://t.co/inHWF9PBpk

14 Sep 2021

MDDUS is looking to recruit a Medical Practice Adviser to join our team. To be based in either our London or Glasgo… https://t.co/JKTWvlBPEA

14 Sep 2021

To be held on 28 October, our ‘Confidentiality for GPs’ course will explore what is expected of GPs in relation to… https://t.co/UQibRhpaBT

10 Sep 2021

MDDUS medico-legal adviser, Dr Emily Shepherd, talks about Your Halo: Emotional Wellbeing, our confidential and fre… https://t.co/8gqjT8ZI2I

09 Sep 2021

MDDUS has launched a new, confidential and free wellbeing support service. Designed to support our thousands of den… https://t.co/phNofaGkUi

08 Sep 2021

MDDUS has urged our members not to suffer in silence and instead make use of our new, confidential and free wellbei… https://t.co/KbuNpjR1hL

07 Sep 2021

We close Insight Dental with Addenda, which includes a review of The Doctor Who Fooled The World – a book by… https://t.co/sAvwZj2dGV

06 Sep 2021

In her ethics column in the current issue of Insight Dental magazine, Professor Deborah Bowman asks whether hypocri… https://t.co/jZEPmr56xW

03 Sep 2021

The Case Files section in this issue of Insight Dental feature a complaint on NHS treatment costs; advice on treatm… https://t.co/Ak6T5d6zcT

02 Sep 2021

The pandemic has caused major disruption to dental services. Among the many clinical areas affected are referrals f… https://t.co/TeqCHF9T9l

01 Sep 2021

Reflective practice is common – but do your insights go deep enough to ensure lasting change? MDDUS senior risk adv… https://t.co/qS9doxwQcM

31 Aug 2021

Dr Amy Walker shares her experience of a clinical error that profoundly changed her clinical practice, while traini… https://t.co/T93xWT9B3m

30 Aug 2021

Taking place this Thursday, 2 September, our training event ‘Leadership: Conducting an interpersonal conflict resol… https://t.co/ShKyZbrEwi

29 Aug 2021

London-based anaesthetist, expedition medic and photographer, Jon Williamson, talks to Insight Dental about taking… https://t.co/WyKBkXncUO

27 Aug 2021

Dealing with estranged parents can bring many pitfalls for dentists in protecting the confidentiality of young pati… https://t.co/FSRrGg05xL

26 Aug 2021

Around the time of GDC annual renewals, there are a few dental team members who unknowingly miss the renewal date a… https://t.co/TLg7eFvnOe

26 Aug 2021

To be held on 1 September, ‘Investigating and responding to complaints as a hospital doctor/dentist’ is an interact… https://t.co/y6T5vJeCoq

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