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MDDUS input on new GMC indemnity guidance
MDDUS is pleased the GMC has addressed concerns on how "adequate and appropriate indemnity and insurance" is interpreted as part of new updated guidance.
Discount rate change in Scotland will further increase legal costs
THE Scottish Government has announced its intention to follow the decision made in England by the Lord Chancellor to cut the discount rate applied to personal injury claims from 2.5 to -0.75 per cent. This will result in an increase in the size of compensation payments, leading to significant new costs for the NHS in Scotland and medical defence organisations (MDOs), such as MDDUS.
Book now for MDDUS Practice Managers' Conference
THE popular MDDUS Practice Managers’ Conference is being held this year at the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews on Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December.
Insight Spring Q1 2017 puzzle solution
Solution to Insight Spring Q1 2017 crossword puzzle
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.
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.
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.