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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.

  • 29 March 2017
  • News

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.

  • 29 March 2017
  • News

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.

  • 28 March 2017

Insight Spring Q1 2017 puzzle solution

Solution to Insight Spring Q1 2017 crossword puzzle

  • 01 March 2017

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

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

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 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

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Well done guys and especially our own @SHenderson755 and also well deserved. https://t.co/hYGvEfHNoy

20 Aug 2019

Whoops - deliberate mistake! It’s GDPR in Practice this am......

20 Aug 2019

Looking forward to our course this am “GDPR, one year on”. Our fantastic risk advisers Alan and @lou_kay are gettin… https://t.co/UUb4y4xvfa

20 Aug 2019

RT @SHenderson755: @TheWholeT00th @DentistGoneBadd @TheBDA 2/2 I would much rather defend cases, and @MDDUS_News does just that where we ca…

16 Aug 2019

RT @jasonleitch: Simulated colorectal outpatient appointment done entirely by video thanks to @NHSNearMe. Game changing. @clareupnorth @NHS…

16 Aug 2019

RT @SportsDocSkye: @jasonleitch @NHSNearMe @clareupnorth @NHSHighland @StephAdams_EDI

15 Aug 2019

RT @aman999arora: 🖌 Humbled to write about preventing #burnout through utilising #stress in a positive way. 🙏 Thank you @MDDUS_News for a…

14 Aug 2019

RT @SHenderson755: @RothEdEducator It’s important that all involved know what the process should be, know how to treat the subject of the i…

13 Aug 2019

RT @GPonlineLuke: GPs, a patient tells you they want to film a consultation, but you feel a little uncomfortable - what do you do? The @MD…

13 Aug 2019

Alan Frame one of our Risk Advisers shares some more advice if patients ask to record consultations https://t.co/pNcGaOfU99

08 Aug 2019

RT @SG_PrimaryCare: Thank you to Dr Morton at Craigmillar Med Practice and Drs Fairclough and Stenke, Riverside Med Practice for being so g…

07 Aug 2019

Looking forward to our social media webinar today with our senior risk adviser @lizprice_risk which will examine th… https://t.co/WOnHoZGMAQ

07 Aug 2019

We loved this. Happy Wednesday folks. https://t.co/rtjkCiIRZe

05 Aug 2019

RT @NatashaCCurran: Hands up who’s ever had imposter syndrome? 🤚 If it helps 2/3 of successful people have, including @MichelleObama & Eins…

02 Aug 2019

RT @GDC_UK: We’ve opened a conversation about the future direction for lifelong learning for dental professionals. We want to know how CPD…

02 Aug 2019

@btosolicitors Thanks for the RT! Happy Friday

01 Aug 2019

RT @elmsy1664: Open letter of thanks to the off duty surgeon who stopped in the road to manage a patient's airway yesterday before other he…

01 Aug 2019

Can patients record staff undertaking a clinical procedure or consultations without your permission? Alan Frame o… https://t.co/HGZYV1ivmC

30 Jul 2019

Thanks for the comment. We get lots of very positive feedback about Insight, our membership magazine. https://t.co/Nad76zL7k0

30 Jul 2019

MDDUS senior risk adviser @lizprice_risk will be at Queen Elizabeth Hospital today in @NHSGGC speaking to trainee A… https://t.co/K5HUHkia2C