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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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…

16 Mar 2023

Have you seen our new ‘Acting as a witness for dentists’ online training course? Providing 45 minutes of verifiable…

14 Mar 2023

RT @docsuzy: @MDDUS_News Thanks for sharing! Now all I have to do is find another GP to share the wonderful view with! I’ve never tired of…

14 Mar 2023

Our training event ‘Equality, diversity and inclusion workshop’ will be held on Tuesday, 28 March. It’s designed fo…

13 Mar 2023

📸 Thanks to our member GP Dr Susan Bowie @docsuzy who shared this picture of the view from her consulting room at t…

10 Mar 2023

Member feedback for Rebecca Neville, solicitor. ‘I was recently supported by Rebecca and Paul Renteurs with a coron…

09 Mar 2023

Designed for medical or dental practice managers who have, or aspire to have, a leadership role, our training event…

09 Mar 2023

MDDUS is looking forward to exhibiting at the Scottish Dental Show, which takes place at Braehead Arena in Glasgow…

08 Mar 2023

Happy #InternationalWomensDay ✨ Medical Practice Advisor, Mariam Salgado, shares what this year's theme means to…

08 Mar 2023

This #InternationalWomensDay MDDUS member, @missjyotishah, MBE, tells us more about her clinic which offers men fre…

08 Mar 2023

Happy #InternationalWomensDay ✨ Our Head of Sales and Relationships, Deepa Odedra, tells us about her experience a…

08 Mar 2023

To find out more about how you can support @SmartWorksHQ visit #InternationalWomensDay…

07 Mar 2023

To be held on Wednesday, 22 March, our training event ‘Creating safe and inclusive environments’ is a new, interact…

07 Mar 2023

‘A place of acceptance’ is an article from MDDUS medico-legal adviser Dr Gordon McDavid, who offers a personal pers…

06 Mar 2023

The article ‘Hard choices – on difficult decisions’ from Professor @deborahbowman reflects on the complexities of m…

06 Mar 2023

Looking forward to exhibiting at the North of England @Dentistry Show, which takes place this Saturday. Our sales t…

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