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Compensation reform will lead to significant legal cost rise in England

THE Lord Chancellor, Liz Truss, has today announced a cut to the discount rate applied to personal injury claims from 2.5 per cent to minus 0.75 per cent. The effect will be an increase in the size of compensation payments, leading to significant new costs for the NHS and medical defence organisations (MDOs), such as MDDUS.

  • 28 February 2017

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.

  • 24 February 2017

MDDUS defends doctors in debate on litigation costs

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny has moved to defend GPs following claims by the health secretary that safer care was "the only way" to reduce spiralling litigation costs.

  • 24 February 2017

MDDUS welcomes consultation on capping legal costs

MDDUS has welcomed the announcement of a government consultation on capping excessive legal costs in clinical negligence claims up to £25,000.

  • 30 January 2017

Webinar for GP trainees – maintaining good medical practice

TRAINEE GPs are invited to join medical and risk adviser Dr Gail Gilmartin for a one-hour webinar on maintaining good medical practice.

  • 30 January 2017

GPs working in minor surgery

MDDUS will extend the benefits of GP membership to include minor surgery where it accounts for less than 50 per cent of a member’s clinical time and where it is provided to NHS patients.

  • 30 January 2017

Bleak Practice – episode 4

THE fourth episode in our popular video learning module Bleak Practice is now available to MDDUS members.

  • 27 January 2017

Dental regulation reform - a response

MDDUS believes patients and dentists will benefit if reform proposals from the General Dental Council are implemented swiftly, fairly and consistently.

  • 27 January 2017

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In Insight Secondary magazine, our hugely popular case files section this issue concern a medication error, writing…

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“Thanks again for guiding the ship through these troubled waters. I note that the document states that a conviction…

11 Aug 2022

In Insight Secondary magazine, our feature article from Allan Gaw (@ResearchET) tells the story of Galen, the physi…

10 Aug 2022

In our Innovation column in this issue of Insight Secondary magazine, we consider the promise and challenges of dig…

09 Aug 2022

In Insight Secondary, MDDUS risk adviser, kay Louise Grant (@lou_kay), looks at one of the potential downsides of s…

08 Aug 2022

Protect your personal finances with an Income Protection Plus policy. Policies can insure up to 70% of your income…

05 Aug 2022

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05 Aug 2022

“I’m so truly grateful – speaking to you and your colleague and how you have taken the stress off of my shoulders h…

04 Aug 2022

Liz Price, our Head of Training, CPD and Risk Advisory Services at MDDUS recently shared some helpful tips with col…

03 Aug 2022

Congratulations to all new doctors joining the NHS and those rotating to a new role today from all of us at MDDUS…

03 Aug 2022

The number of telephone interactions with patients has increased rapidly over the past couple of years. In this iss…

03 Aug 2022

Negative reviews or comments can leave healthcare staff feeling helpless and unsure of how to respond Risk adviser…

03 Aug 2022

RT @PrimaryCareD: Hear Liz Price from @MDDUS_News share how delays in diagnosis is a current trend contributing to risk in general practice…

01 Aug 2022

🌴 What should you do if a patient asks you to sign a form declaring them emotionally and physically well enough to…

01 Aug 2022

The Briefing section includes the articles ‘Staff shortages impacting cancer care’, ‘New resources published on cli…

29 Jul 2022

💝 How would you deal with the difficult situation of a patient making romantic advances? 💑 Can a doctor pursue a…

29 Jul 2022

In the new Insight Secondary magazine MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny explores the importance of having a lifetim…

29 Jul 2022

“@GordonMcDavid, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your colleagues - your calm professionalism…

28 Jul 2022

The Briefing section in the new issue of Insight Secondary contains the articles ‘Tackling toxic health service cul…

27 Jul 2022

The Notice Board section in the new issue of Insight Secondary magazine features the latest membership news article…

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