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Indemnity reform - another missed opportunity

Following today’s announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care launching a consultation on the regulation of clinical negligence indemnity cover, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 06 December 2018
  • Press release

Good complaints handling less stressful for dentists and more transparent for patients

Dental defence organisation MDDUS is proud to be one of 28 leading dental sector bodies who have jointly developed a new profession-wide complaints handling initiative.

  • 29 November 2018
  • Press release

State-backed indemnity - key commitments still missing

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services announced today that the Welsh Government plan to implement a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in Wales, similar to that planned for England.

  • 15 November 2018
  • Press release

Occurrence-based cover required for winter indemnity scheme

MDDUS is pleased to confirm they have again been commissioned by NHS England to provide indemnity to enable its members to undertake additional sessions to address the pressures on out-of-hours providers and urgent care settings over the coming winter period.

  • 27 September 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes clarity of new GMC reflective practice guidance

MDDUS welcomes today’s publication of the new GMC guidance The reflective practitioner to support doctors and medical students with reflection.

  • 12 September 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS seeks reintroduction of legal aid to reduce litigation costs and ease burden on legal system

MDDUS is urging the government to reintroduce legal aid for more categories of clinical negligence claims as a central part of wider reform to maintain access to justice for the most vulnerable claimants whilst reducing the burden on the NHS and court system of unjustified claims.

  • 24 August 2018
  • Press release

HSSI Bill

MDDUS today welcomed an influential call for the Government to reconsider allowing NHS trusts and foundation trusts to conduct internal “safe space” investigations.

  • 02 August 2018
  • News

Dental care professionals should be aware of CPD changes

MDDUS is reminding dental care professionals (DCPs) to ensure they are aware of changes to the CPD cycle that focuses on quality of CPD rather than quantity.

  • 26 July 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS annual report sets new benchmark of transparency

Medical defence organisation MDDUS is reporting yet another year of growth with significant increases in GP, hospital doctor and dental membership.

  • 12 July 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS dental membership continues to rise

Dental defence organisation MDDUS is reporting yet another year of growth with dental membership increasing by 30% in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2017.

  • 12 July 2018
  • Press release

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Our Head of Dental Division at MDDUS, @SHenderson755, will be discussing vicarious liability as part of the panel o… https://t.co/nQaJ3yFxGB

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RT @ByLeavesWeLive: To Mind Your Life is a pocket-sized book is being given to 3000 nurses & midwives graduating in Scotland in 2021, 2022…

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RT @Dentistry: The best possible outcome for a GDC investigation; MDDUS dental adviser Sarah Harford shares her golden rules for respondin…

15 hours 23 minutes ago

Read MDDUS Dental Adviser Sarah Harford's advice for how best to respond to a @GDC_UK investigation in the below ar… https://t.co/nu1XdvgQoh

15 hours 36 minutes ago

To be held on Wednesday, 2 June 2021, we now have the full event programme online for our forthcoming interactive Z… https://t.co/ZNBDwyn3F8

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RT @EmmaBower: Very excited to say we've launched the @GPonlinenews podcast today. It's called Talking General Practice and you can listen…

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RT @GDC_UK: Long awaited proposals to improve the regulatory framework for dental professionals are now out for consultation. If you'd like…

13 May 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: "We remain strongly of the opinion that a separate, expert and independent report is rapidly required to consider the compl…

13 May 2021

"We remain strongly of the opinion that a separate, expert and independent report is rapidly required to consider t… https://t.co/XR0vkgSdWL

13 May 2021

RT @ByLeavesWeLive: To Mind Your Life is a pocket-sized book is being given to 3000 nurses & midwives graduating in Scotland in 2021, 2022…

12 May 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: MDDUS Chief Executive Chris Kenny @MDDUS_CEO has responded to today's announcement of an independent #Inquiry into the #Cov…

12 May 2021

MDDUS Chief Executive Chris Kenny @MDDUS_CEO has responded to today's announcement of an independent #Inquiry into… https://t.co/WRbBOpOYSv

12 May 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: MDDUS is delighted to support this project. @MDDUS_CEO: "My hope is, as years pass, this little book will restore and rem…

12 May 2021

MDDUS is delighted to support this project. @MDDUS_CEO: "My hope is, as years pass, this little book will restore… https://t.co/UdGKv5Hf4F

11 May 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: Marking #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek read MDDUS Medical Adviser Dr Roopinder Brar's blog on how #SocialPrescribing can suppor…

11 May 2021

Marking #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek read MDDUS Medical Adviser Dr Roopinder Brar's blog on how #SocialPrescribing ca… https://t.co/bvZz5Npqbn

10 May 2021

We close the latest issue of Insight Secondary with Addenda, which includes a review of Intensive Care – the latest… https://t.co/A2QvsoyT7E

08 May 2021

Professor Deborah Bowman asks what is “moral distress” in the context of healthcare staff caring for patients in a… https://t.co/E3bgmuoIH0

07 May 2021

Dr Caroline Osborne-White, medical adviser at MDDUS, answers some FAQs on reflective practice, including why it’s i… https://t.co/b2lKWUrK7k

06 May 2021

To be held on 18 May, ‘Risk management: Social media use in practice’ is designed for PMs within general medical or… https://t.co/gC48rROPeO