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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
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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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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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MDDUS CEO warns about changes to GP indemnity options

MDDUS has reaffirmed its commitment to offer GPs occurrence-based indemnity, amid moves by other providers to withdraw it.

  • 13 January 2022
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‘Disclosure to social services’ is an advice case file in Insight Dental magazine that relates to the disclosure of… https://t.co/Y3UQWtAxet

30 Nov 2022

The @GDC_UK has published research looking at the experiences of individuals involved with fitness to practise inve… https://t.co/IwRtOP3gnR

30 Nov 2022

Can anyone identify what this machine is? #MedTwitter #DentalTwitter (📸 Photo credit: © @TheBDA Museum)… https://t.co/VPebrwLsm8

30 Nov 2022

“I’m excited by our evolution beyond the traditional role of a defence organisation. We’re adapting to the ever-cha… https://t.co/hgr8dYmsYr

30 Nov 2022

Taking place on Tuesday, 6 December, our training event ‘Probity for doctors’ is a three hour course that addresses… https://t.co/X2e96xlZgY

30 Nov 2022

Our first case file in this issue of Insight Dental is titled ‘Long tooth’, a claims related case involving a 58 ye… https://t.co/6BdlpwcxDJ

29 Nov 2022

.@TheBMA has announced that NHS England’s plans to roll out a Citizen Access Programme, which will allow patients t… https://t.co/Ok2zlSxOQC

29 Nov 2022

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29 Nov 2022

Would you take an expensive holiday without travel insurance? Most dentists would say no and yet some find themselv… https://t.co/1271xspP3w

28 Nov 2022

MDDUS Chair pays tribute to Dame Clare Marx https://t.co/ncGLTJ5MQQ

28 Nov 2022

In our annual report we shared that we’ve: - achieved a 5.6% year-on-year increase in membership - seen the number… https://t.co/LvmHloAMNq

28 Nov 2022

In the Insight Dental magazine article ‘Unwanted advances’, MDDUS risk adviser @lou_kay looks at how to deal with t… https://t.co/BtEo0605rG

25 Nov 2022

In the article ‘The career advice you shouldn’t follow’, dental business coach, Alun Rees, explores the downside to… https://t.co/Rp0GMnHAop

25 Nov 2022

Member feedback for our colleague, Dr Naeem Nazem, head of medical at MDDUS. ‘Your email has lifted my spirits and… https://t.co/q5IXYGQLrD

24 Nov 2022

Professor Sir Hector Clare Cameron was a surgeon and President of MDDUS from 1907 – 1927. He was also known for be… https://t.co/D9dtaQaVxJ

24 Nov 2022

“In my first year as Chair of MDDUS, I am proud to say that once again we have delivered strongly for all our membe… https://t.co/Xz7mz60VXe

24 Nov 2022

In the new Insight Dental magazine, our popular Call log features a range of queries from dental care professionals… https://t.co/wzEl207Y9f

23 Nov 2022

A recent employment tribunal case ruled that long Covid may be classed as a disability – so what are the implicatio… https://t.co/UPRuiTDurJ

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