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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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
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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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

MDDUS extends free membership and support again for six months

MDDUS has extended again its offer of free membership to retired doctors who return to work during the pandemic.

  • 07 December 2021
  • Press release

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