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MDDUS key messages on discount rate reform addressed

MDDUS is pleased that many of its key messages on discount rate reform have been addressed during the third reading of the Civil Liability Bill in the House of Lords yesterday.

  • 28 June 2018
  • Press release

New partnership provides discounted indemnity for doctors working in occupational medicine

MDDUS is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) to provide cost effective indemnity membership benefits for doctors working in occupational medicine.

  • 22 June 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes introduction of damages bill in the Scottish parliament

MDDUS welcomes the introduction of the Damages Bill in the Scottish parliament to ensure a fairer and more transparent way of setting the discount rate in future.

  • 15 June 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS calls for compulsory non-claims cover following gross negligence manslaughter review

Responding to Professor Sir Norman Williams’ review into gross negligence manslaughter MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 11 June 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes swift implementation of new discount rate

MDDUS has welcomed measures to ensure a new discount rate is implemented swiftly, following the latest reading of the Civil Liability Bill in the House of Lords.

  • 17 May 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS responds to Welsh government state-backed indemnity announcement

Responding to the Welsh government’s decision to introduce a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in Wales from April 2019, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 14 May 2018
  • Press release

Indemnity versus Insurance

With over 115 years’ experience of assisting members, MDDUS provides peace of mind for dentists, offering access to occurrence-based professional indemnity as well as unlimited settlement of damages and uncapped legal costs.

  • 04 May 2018
  • Press release

State-backed indemnity - what you need to know

The Department of Health in England and the Welsh government are discussing with medical defence organisations the introduction of a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in England and Wales.

  • 02 May 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS highlights five key messages for the Government to address on discount rate reform

MDDUS has highlighted five key messages for the Government to address as part of the process of setting the new discount rate to ensure fairness for all and ease wider pressures on the healthcare system.

  • 25 April 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS recruits two new dental advisers as membership grows

Dental defence organisation MDDUS has recruited two new advisers in their London office, as membership continues to grow throughout the UK.

  • 19 April 2018
  • Press release

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