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.

Members are encouraged to seek advice from our team of experienced medico-legal and dento-legal advisers at the earliest opportunity – and are not penalised for doing so.

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said: "As we have repeatedly made clear to the BMA and a number of LMCs who raise this issue, we can give a categorical assurance that the underwriting and pricing decisions of MDDUS are not affected by the number of times members contact the organisation for advice.

"Indeed, MDDUS positively encourages members to make use of the 24-hour advice line that is available to them as a benefit of membership. We believe seeking our advice will assist the member in adopting safer clinical practice and we would never penalise them for contacting us for advice."