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Dr Brendan Sweeney retires as MDDUS Chairman

THE MDDUS AGM in September will see the retirement of the current Chairman of the Board – Dr Brendan Sweeney

  • 29 August 2018
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Manage your MDDUS membership online

Make debit card payments, change direct debit details and update subscription levels using our improved full-service online membership interface which is available 24 hours a day.

  • 28 August 2018
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MDDUS addresses safe space recommendations

MDDUS has welcomed an influential call for the government to reconsider allowing NHS trusts and foundation trusts to conduct their own internal "safe space" investigations.

  • 27 August 2018
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MDDUS seeks reintroduction of legal aid

MDDUS is urging the government to reintroduce legal aid for more categories of clinical negligence claims as a central part of wider reform to maintain access to justice for the most vulnerable claimants whilst reducing the burden on the NHS and court system of unjustified claims.

  • 27 August 2018
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Reflective practice should not be viewed as a threat

REFLECTIVE practice is not only essential in improving patient safety but can also provide "protection in the event of criticism of a doctor’s actions" and should not be viewed as a threat, says Dr John Holden of the MDDUS.

  • 27 August 2018
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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the One Hundred and Fourteenth Annual General Meeting of The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

  • 14 August 2018
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GP risk training day

Learn more about how complaints and negligence claims occur in primary care in an interactive risk training day focused on key areas such as complaints handling, patient communication, chaperones and social media.

  • 27 July 2018
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Dental care professionals should be aware of CPD changes

MDDUS is reminding dental care professionals (DCPs) to ensure they are aware of changes to the CPD cycle which now focuses on quality of CPD rather than quantity.

  • 27 July 2018
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MDDUS dental membership continues to rise

MDDUS is reporting another year of significant growth in dental membership, which increased by 30 per cent in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2017.

  • 27 July 2018
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MDDUS reports significant growth

MDDUS is reporting yet another year of growth with significant increases in GP, hospital doctor and dental membership.

  • 27 July 2018
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15 Mar 2019

We’ve pre-recorded our webinar on reflective practice for doctors so @MDDUS_News members can watch at a time and pl… https://t.co/Sqv4mPMmO9

15 Mar 2019

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15 Mar 2019

The government has confirmed it will introduce a Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP) from the s… https://t.co/PvMktgYjA4

14 Mar 2019

Our risk advisers Alan Frame and Kay Grant are delivering a session to a group of practice managers at Newlands Pra… https://t.co/UmM9K1hwyI

13 Mar 2019

You still need to be a member of an MDO once state-backed indemnity comes into force. 60 per cent of cases handled… https://t.co/djUBZCQiA3

13 Mar 2019

RT @EmmaBower: Important news for GPs - the detail they've been waiting for about how much indemnity will cost when the state-backed scheme…

13 Mar 2019

RT @nickbostock: Find out how your medico-legal costs will drop from April - @the_mdu @MPS_Medical and @MDDUS_News have told @GPonlinenews…

13 Mar 2019

You still need to be a member of an MDO once state-backed indemnity comes into force. 60 per cent of cases handled… https://t.co/pjy0esCH4r

12 Mar 2019

RT @GPpracticeMGMT: Price: 'All staff should have access to the practice social media policy.' Resources are available to help practice man…

12 Mar 2019

RT @GPpracticeMGMT: Liz Price, senior risk advisor for MDDUS: 'The MDDUS are seeing a rise in complaints about doctors' use of social media…

12 Mar 2019

Take control of your privacy and treat all patient ‘feedback’ via social media with caution, only responding if app… https://t.co/ILMagGiMq2

12 Mar 2019

Using a pseudonym on social media is unlikely to provide protection from disciplinary or regulatory action… https://t.co/ve5VNXFBQc

12 Mar 2019

Practice use of social media as a patient engagement tool can have a variety of benefits @LondonwideLMCs #LdnGPs19… https://t.co/X5Zqy27O1U

12 Mar 2019

It may become appropriate to raise concerns with a colleague directly if you feel their behaviour on social media i… https://t.co/wb7ikLQ6WE

12 Mar 2019

Our senior risk adviser Liz Price is currently delivering a session on Managing your online presence. Don’t forget… https://t.co/tH2GVLITV9

12 Mar 2019

Our senior risk adviser Liz Price is hosting a session on Managing your online presence this morning at the… https://t.co/WHMK0RLGTo

07 Mar 2019

We have partnered with Terema to deliver a human factors masterclass in our Glasgow office today and tomorrow. Cont… https://t.co/KF6UnAudWC

07 Mar 2019

RT @medovate: Congratulations @TeamQEH for making the shortlist for #TheBMJAwards 2019 in the category of #Anaesthesia and Perioperative Me…

07 Mar 2019

The government has confirmed it will introduce a Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP) from April… https://t.co/Jo2UcBUJ4m