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BMA advises MDO cover still “essential”
GPs in England have been advised by the BMA that it will be "essential" to retain membership of a medical defence organisation (MDO) after the introduction of state-backed indemnity (SBI).
Advice line there to be used
MDDUS is keen to dispel the myth that contacting its advice line impacts on the subscription rates members pay.
Winter Indemnity Scheme for out-of-hours work
NHS England has announced that it will again be running an indemnity scheme to support GPs doing extra out-of-hours (OOH) and unscheduled care work this winter.
Dr Brendan Sweeney retires as MDDUS Chairman
THE MDDUS AGM in September will see the retirement of the current Chairman of the Board – Dr Brendan Sweeney
Manage your MDDUS membership online
Make debit card payments, change direct debit details and update subscription levels using our improved full-service online membership interface which is available 24 hours a day.
MDDUS addresses safe space recommendations
MDDUS has welcomed an influential call for the government to reconsider allowing NHS trusts and foundation trusts to conduct their own internal "safe space" investigations.
MDDUS seeks reintroduction of legal aid
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.
Reflective practice should not be viewed as a threat
REFLECTIVE practice is not only essential in improving patient safety but can also provide "protection in the event of criticism of a doctor’s actions" and should not be viewed as a threat, says Dr John Holden of the MDDUS.
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the One Hundred and Fourteenth Annual General Meeting of The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
GP risk training day
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