Government must follow through with regulatory reforms amid delay, says MDDUS

Responding to the Government delaying planned reforms to medical regulation, MDDUS Chief Executive Chris Kenny said: “The Government’s piecemeal approach to regulatory reform was already causing uncertainty for practitioners, patients and regulators alike. This further delay is profoundly unhelpful.

“It’s imperative that ministers now use the extra time available to develop comprehensive legislation to ensure more consistent, more agile and flexible regulation across the board.

“It’s vital to move forward and deliver an up-to-date regulatory system not just for doctors, but also for dentists whose particularly antiquated regulatory framework is now creaking at the seams.”


The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) is a mutual organisation that protects the professional interests of more than 54,000 doctors and dentists across the United Kingdom, offering access to indemnity, support and legal advice.

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