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Healthcare professionals’ wellbeing must be prioritised in future workforce planning by NHS

Protecting health professionals’ wellbeing must be a top priority in workforce planning, says MDDUS head of medical division Dr Naeem Nazem.

  • 19 May 2022
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MDDUS comments on the appointment of Dame Carrie MacEwen as chair of the General Medical Council

MDDUS chief medical officer John Holden congratulates Dame Carrie McEwen on her appointment as chair of the General Medical Council.

  • 09 May 2022
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MDDUS comments on health and social care report into clinical negligence reform

MDDUS director of professional services and general counsel Emma Parfitt welcomes the committee's report and urges government to speed up clinical negligence reform.

  • 28 April 2022
  • Press release

Three out of four family doctors report facing increased patient abuse

THREE out of four family doctors have faced an increase in verbal abuse or aggression from their patients, leading to a huge increase in work-related stress, a new survey reveals.

  • 22 April 2022
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Fixed recoverable costs in lower value clinical negligence claims “welcome first step” – MDDUS

MOVES to curb the expensive system of recovering legal costs in clinical negligence claims are “a welcome first step”, according to the medical defence specialists MDDUS.

  • 13 April 2022
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MDDUS responds to survey on public satisfaction with the NHS

MDDUS comments on the publication of analysis of the 2021 British Social Attitudes survey (BSA) on public satisfaction with the NHS.

  • 30 March 2022
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MDDUS comments on GMC report into deaths during investigations

MDDUS comments on the publication of the General Medical Council’s report on the number of doctors who have died during investigations.

  • 03 March 2022
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Humza Yousaf opens new MDDUS office in Glasgow

Scotland’s leading defence organisation for doctors and dentists has moved its operations to a new, central Glasgow location.

  • 25 February 2022
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Study urges dental professionals to seek expert legal advice when facing fitness to practise concerns

Dental professionals facing fitness to practise concerns are being urged by the General Dental Council to engage legal representation.

  • 17 February 2022
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A fixed recoverable costs system must be proportionate and avoid complexity to succeed - MDDUS

MDDUS responds to the announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care that it plans to consult on the introduction of fixed recoverable costs and a new streamlined process in clinical negligence claims up to a value of £25,000 in England and Wales.

  • 31 January 2022
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27 May 2022

MDDUS is looking to recruit a number of experienced Customer Sales Assistants to join our sales team. Please click… https://t.co/ssEFpKrHEo

27 May 2022

In the new issue of Insight Dental magazine, the Briefing section contains the latest news from the world of dental… https://t.co/WciC1Yzcc3

27 May 2022

“I would like to take this opportunity to commend Lyn Beattie and her team for their hard work and support, whilst… https://t.co/MfwXgTGhjI

26 May 2022

You're welcome. We're happy to help such a fantastic charity.🙂 https://t.co/oBUMSqNs3V

26 May 2022

Our Notice board section in the new issue of Insight Dental features the latest membership news, including informat… https://t.co/Cx39xQGiLg

26 May 2022

Our Chief Executive @MDDUS_CEO hosted a Parliamentary reception at Holyrood last night and spoke about the impact… https://t.co/xWCLjGRPlR

26 May 2022

RT @jasonleitch: Parliamentary reception this evening to share the work of @MDDUS_News. Thanks @Miles4Lothian for sponsoring and @MDDUS_CEO…

26 May 2022

Protect your future with an income protection plus policy – available now to all MDDUS members. Visit… https://t.co/lJnaoqPfpo

25 May 2022

We have just published the new issue of Insight Dental magazine, which features news from the world of dental care,… https://t.co/y9ZyXbW0hf

25 May 2022

To be held on Wednesday, 22 June, ‘Managing human factors for safe practice’ is a three-hour workshop from our trai… https://t.co/rIRds4lt7T

24 May 2022

Our colleagues are taking part in a May Miles challenge to reap the physical and mental health benefits of being mo… https://t.co/76AdJVGYwN

23 May 2022

‘Accountability without fear: Resilience in clinical practice for GPs’ is a three hour MDDUS course from our traini… https://t.co/8yZNuBlUGm

20 May 2022

“I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for your recent assistance with a letter of claim against me and foll… https://t.co/ttaEY5lS8G

19 May 2022

The latest @TheBMA reports on the Government’s handling of the pandemic and its impact on the NHS reflect what our… https://t.co/o0jvGMVy7a

19 May 2022

Our training event, ‘Communication risks for admin and reception teams in primary care’ takes place on Tuesday, 7 J… https://t.co/I89opQaK6q

16 May 2022

‘Managing patient conflict for admin and reception teams in practice’ is a two hour training event that takes place… https://t.co/f1jN5vUQZr

13 May 2022

MDDUS is currently recruiting for an Operational Performance Analyst and a Finance Assistant. For more information… https://t.co/vGhTGFyS1z

13 May 2022

In our final article to mark #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we speak to Ms Moira Duncan, dento-legal adviser at MDDUS,… https://t.co/RptKEu28p5

13 May 2022

In the final question to our YourHalo: Emotional Wellbeing partners, healthcare rm, we asked their experienced heal… https://t.co/ZfugbcVz25

13 May 2022

“I’ve just had a telephone call from the GMC that no case has been brought after a final panel. I wanted to say a h… https://t.co/mnx9qIYn0l

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