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MDDUS records another year of growth in face of external challenges

MDDUS is reporting yet another year of sustained membership growth while addressing external challenges and distractions.

  • 21 August 2019
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Discount rate change doesn't go far enough

The Lord Chancellor has today announced a change to the discount rate applicable to personal injury lump sum compensation payments to minus 0.25%.

  • 15 July 2019
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MDDUS statement on UK Government response to consultation "Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation"

MDDUS Director of Advisory and Legal Services Emma Parfitt comments on the UK Government consultation response on “Promoting Professionalism; Reforming Regulation”

  • 09 July 2019
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MDDUS welcomes GMC Fair to refer? report

Responding to today’s published GMC report Fair to Refer?, commissioned by the regulator to investigate the disproportionate number of referrals of BAME doctors to the GMC, MDDUS medical adviser Dr Susan Gibson-Smith said:

  • 24 June 2019
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MDDUS board member receives CBE in Queen birthday honours list

MDDUS board member Professor Jason Leitch has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

  • 07 June 2019
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MDDUS welcomes findings of Hamilton review

Responding to the publication of the Independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide in medical practice, MDDUS joint head of medical division Dr John Holden said

  • 06 June 2019
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Government can learn from BMJ Awards nominees

Speaking at the MDDUS-sponsored BMJ Awards at the Park Plaza Westminster last night, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 25 April 2019
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MDDUS welcomes GMC plans to reduce number of full investigations

Responding to the General Medical Council’s (GMC) announcement today that they plan to reduce the number of full investigations following a successful pilot scheme, MDDUS medical adviser Dr Naeem Nazem said:

  • 18 April 2019
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Dentists back MDDUS gold standard indemnity as membership rises by a third

Dental membership in England, Wales and Northern Ireland rose by almost a third during 2018 as dentists put their faith in MDDUS’ gold standard indemnity.

  • 12 April 2019
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Members can still count on MDDUS to maintain their comprehensive protection

Today marks a step change in clinical indemnity for GPs in England and Wales as the new Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice in England (CNSGP) and General Medical Practice Indemnity in Wales (GMPI) comes into force.

  • 01 April 2019
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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