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MDDUS seeks reintroduction of legal aid to reduce litigation costs and ease burden on legal system

MDDUS is urging the government to reintroduce legal aid for more categories of clinical negligence claims as a central part of wider reform to maintain access to justice for the most vulnerable claimants whilst reducing the burden on the NHS and court system of unjustified claims.

  • 24 August 2018
  • Press release

HSSI Bill

MDDUS today welcomed an influential call for the Government to reconsider allowing NHS trusts and foundation trusts to conduct internal “safe space” investigations.

  • 02 August 2018
  • News

Dental care professionals should be aware of CPD changes

MDDUS is reminding dental care professionals (DCPs) to ensure they are aware of changes to the CPD cycle that focuses on quality of CPD rather than quantity.

  • 26 July 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS annual report sets new benchmark of transparency

Medical defence organisation MDDUS is reporting yet another year of growth with significant increases in GP, hospital doctor and dental membership.

  • 12 July 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS dental membership continues to rise

Dental defence organisation MDDUS is reporting yet another year of growth with dental membership increasing by 30% in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2017.

  • 12 July 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS key messages on discount rate reform addressed

MDDUS is pleased that many of its key messages on discount rate reform have been addressed during the third reading of the Civil Liability Bill in the House of Lords yesterday.

  • 28 June 2018
  • Press release

New partnership provides discounted indemnity for doctors working in occupational medicine

MDDUS is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) to provide cost effective indemnity membership benefits for doctors working in occupational medicine.

  • 22 June 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes introduction of damages bill in the Scottish parliament

MDDUS welcomes the introduction of the Damages Bill in the Scottish parliament to ensure a fairer and more transparent way of setting the discount rate in future.

  • 15 June 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS calls for compulsory non-claims cover following gross negligence manslaughter review

Responding to Professor Sir Norman Williams’ review into gross negligence manslaughter MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 11 June 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes swift implementation of new discount rate

MDDUS has welcomed measures to ensure a new discount rate is implemented swiftly, following the latest reading of the Civil Liability Bill in the House of Lords.

  • 17 May 2018
  • Press release

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