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MDDUS welcomes government commitment to action on James report

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny welcomes the government's commitment to action on the James report into disgraced surgeon Ian Paterson.

  • 16 December 2021
  • Press release

Prioritise doctors’ wellbeing and training in Covid-19 recovery planning

Doctors’ wellbeing and workplace culture must be put at the heart of healthcare recovery planning in 2022, according to MDDUS.

  • 15 December 2021
  • Press release

MDDUS extends free membership and support again for six months

MDDUS has extended again its offer of free membership to retired doctors who return to work during the pandemic.

  • 07 December 2021
  • Press release

Paying for NHS litigation will wipe out Budget health spending pledge

MDDUS has urged Sajid Javid to urgently reform clinical negligence laws to avoid Budget health spending pledges being effectively wiped out.

  • 29 October 2021
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes personal assurance to doctors from GMC’s acting Chair

New reassurance from the GMC that it will take the “extraordinary circumstances” of the pandemic into account when it considers concerns raised about doctors during Covid-19.

  • 28 October 2021
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes interim advice from the GMC for PAs and AAs

MDDUS welcomes the publication of interim guidance from the GMC for physician associates and anaesthesia associates.

  • 21 October 2021
  • Press release

MDDUS makes three appointments to its board of directors

MDDUS has made a series of high-profile appointments to its board of directors including the senior surgeon to the UK Royal Household.

  • 29 September 2021
  • Press release

MDDUS launches free and confidential wellbeing support for its members

The service is at the heart of an overall programme designed by MDDUS to support its 53,000 medical and dental members.

  • 07 September 2021
  • Press release

Sajid Javid urged to abandon reforms that will “target the most vulnerable doctors”

MPs have joined forces with the medical defence specialists MDDUS to call on Sajid Javid to abandon reforms that will “target the most vulnerable doctors”.

  • 28 July 2021
  • Press release

CEO of MDDUS comment on Dame Clare Marx stepping down from GMC

MDDUS CEO Chris Kenny comments on the announcement today (20 July) that Dame Clare Marx, Chair of the General Medical Council, is stepping down on health grounds.

  • 20 July 2021
  • Press release

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‘Practice and patient use of technology in practice: Understanding and mitigating the risks for primary care teams’…

29 Mar 2023

Pleased to be featured in @ReviewDental today encouraging dental registrants to respond to the latest @GDC_UK consu…

29 Mar 2023

In the Insight Primary magazine article ‘Diagnosing malignant melanoma’, Dr Barry Gibson-Smith discusses some commo…

28 Mar 2023

The @GDC_UK has today launched a consultation on its professional indemnity and insurance guidance document. We ar…

28 Mar 2023

Our Call log section in Insight Primary magazine is based on actual calls made to MDDUS advisers from GPs and pract…

27 Mar 2023

In Insight Primary, HR and employment adviser Liz Symon looks at whether struggling practices are obliged to give s…

24 Mar 2023

Here's some helpful advice for managers so you can support employees and colleagues who may be observing #Ramadan…

24 Mar 2023

Member feedback for our colleague Daryl Tollervey. ‘You provided much reassurance as well as securing excellent bar…

24 Mar 2023

In the article ‘Making “new normal” the norm’, @lizprice_risk, Head of Training, CPD and Risk Advisory Services at…

23 Mar 2023

The new Insight Primary magazine feature ‘Rediscovering the joy of general practice’ looks at an innovative scheme…

22 Mar 2023

Congrats to @amateuradam on his BAFTA nomination for This is Going to Hurt - an honest depiction of life as a junio…

22 Mar 2023

📸 Thanks to our member GP Dr Peter Davies who shared this picture of Wainhouse Tower, Halifax, at sunset. We want…

22 Mar 2023

Today marks the first day of Ramadan. We wish all our members and colleagues participating across the UK…

22 Mar 2023

Pleased to have published the first Insight Primary magazine of 2023. With articles including ‘Rediscovering the jo…

22 Mar 2023

To be held on Thursday, 30 March, ‘Leadership: Recognising and managing team conflict to reduce risk and improve ef…

21 Mar 2023

With weight loss tourism in the headlines, members often ask what their responsibilities are when patients have tre…

21 Mar 2023

RT @rogerbloor: @MDDUS_News @ByLeavesWeLive Thanks to @MDDUS_News and @ByLeavesWeLive for selecting my poem and for co-sponsoring such a wo…

21 Mar 2023

On #WorldPoetryDay, we are sharing a poem by @RogerBloor from Tools of the Trade - a @ByLeavesWeLive initiative we…

17 Mar 2023

Member feedback for Clare Pearce, solicitor and her colleagues at MDDUS. ‘I went with MDDUS and have never looked b…

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