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MDDUS calls for unequivocal time commitment for a new discount rate

MDDUS welcomes changes to the way the personal injury discount rate is set in England and Wales as part of the Civil Liability Bill unveiled by the Justice Secretary David Gauke today.

  • 20 March 2018
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Ensure your practice has a bad weather policy

Medical and dental practices should have a bad weather policy to ensure they are fully prepared for any staff disruptions caused by the harsh winter weather, says MDDUS.

  • 06 March 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS comments on Government fixed recoverable costs plans

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published its Summary of consultation responses to its Consultation on introducing fixed recoverable costs in lower value clinical negligence claims.

  • 15 February 2018
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MDDUS urges Scottish Government to speed up discount rate reform

Scotland’s largest GP indemnifier has urged the Scottish Government to speed up reform of the controversial personal injury discount rate and stop punishing costs hampering NHS frontline services.

  • 13 February 2018
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MDDUS welcomes urgent review of gross negligence manslaughter

The UK’s fastest growing medical defence organisation MDDUS welcome today’s announcement by Jeremy Hunt that there will be an urgent review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare.

  • 06 February 2018
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MDDUS responds to regulation reform consultation

Responding to the Department of Health consultation Promoting, professionalism, reforming regulation, which canvasses views on amalgamation of the nine existing regulators to form three or four new regulators, MDDUS senior lawyer and practice development manager Joanna Jervis said:

  • 24 January 2018
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14 Jan 2022

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13 Jan 2022

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13 Jan 2022

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13 Jan 2022

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12 Jan 2022

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11 Jan 2022

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11 Jan 2022

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10 Jan 2022

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07 Jan 2022

Our training event, ‘Confidentiality for hospital doctors’, takes place on 10 February and will explore what is exp…

06 Jan 2022

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05 Jan 2022

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04 Jan 2022

To be held on 27 January, our ‘Risk Management: Managing systems risk within GP practice’ event is designed for PMs…

03 Jan 2022

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31 Dec 2021

From all at MDDUS, we wish you a happy New Year when it arrives.

30 Dec 2021

In the article ‘Assessment of fever in children’, GP partner Guy Krauth, associate clinical director of Lothian Uns…

29 Dec 2021

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