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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bleak Practice – episode 4
THE fourth episode in our popular video learning module Bleak Practice is now available to MDDUS members.