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MDDUS responds to Matt Hancock MP Royal Society of Medicine speech

Responding to Matt Hancock’s point that “changes in practice by trusts are a necessary part of reducing the number and severity of claims” within his speech today at the Royal Society of Medicine, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 06 February 2019
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MDDUS responds to DHSC announcement on GP contract

Responding to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announcement on the new GP contract, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 31 January 2019
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Five things you need to know about state-backed indemnity

State-backed indemnity remains a great unknown with information from Government about the scheme and what it means for GPs sadly lacking. While finer details about how it will actually work are scarce, here are five things that we do know about the scheme as the April implementation date looms.

  • 22 January 2019

MDDUS responds to GMC consent consultation

Responding to the GMC consultation on Decision making and consent, MDDUS Joint head of medical division Dr John Holden said:

  • 22 January 2019
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The partnership model in general practice - can it be saved?

Responding to Dr Nigel Watson’s GP Partnership review, an independent review into the partnership model of general practice, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 16 January 2019
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Indemnity reform - another missed opportunity

Following today’s announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care launching a consultation on the regulation of clinical negligence indemnity cover, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 06 December 2018
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Good complaints handling less stressful for dentists and more transparent for patients

Dental defence organisation MDDUS is proud to be one of 28 leading dental sector bodies who have jointly developed a new profession-wide complaints handling initiative.

  • 29 November 2018
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State-backed indemnity - key commitments still missing

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services announced today that the Welsh Government plan to implement a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in Wales, similar to that planned for England.

  • 15 November 2018
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Occurrence-based cover required for winter indemnity scheme

MDDUS is pleased to confirm they have again been commissioned by NHS England to provide indemnity to enable its members to undertake additional sessions to address the pressures on out-of-hours providers and urgent care settings over the coming winter period.

  • 27 September 2018
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MDDUS welcomes clarity of new GMC reflective practice guidance

MDDUS welcomes today’s publication of the new GMC guidance The reflective practitioner to support doctors and medical students with reflection.

  • 12 September 2018
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15 Feb 2019

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14 Feb 2019

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14 Feb 2019

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14 Feb 2019

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13 Feb 2019

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13 Feb 2019

@wussydoc @HealthRegLawyer There’s no reason for the other UK nations to follow suit given the totally different ma… https://t.co/xpOQ6zafPh

13 Feb 2019

The government has confirmed it will introduce a Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP) from April… https://t.co/rbgwn6nHsu

12 Feb 2019

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12 Feb 2019

RT @bmj_latest: The Shortlist for #TheBMJAwards 2019 has been announced! Thank you to all of the fantastic teams who submitted their work a…

12 Feb 2019

So are you on the shortlist for this years #TheBMJAwards2019? https://t.co/sDhIOLEVED

12 Feb 2019

The government has confirmed it will introduce a Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP) from April… https://t.co/0FETbfxudq

12 Feb 2019

The government has confirmed it will introduce a Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP) from April… https://t.co/zICFH91cZe

12 Feb 2019

RT @bmj_latest: We are so excited to announce the #TheBMJAwards shortlist will be announced tommorrow! @MDDUS_News https://t.co/u1hkSsOZ7K

11 Feb 2019

RT @bmj_latest: Don't miss a fantastic evening of recognition and celebration this April for all the organisations and teams working toward…

11 Feb 2019

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09 Feb 2019

We're delighted to be sponsoring the @Pro_Dentistry Show today at London Olympia. Come and visit our stand to discu… https://t.co/vWgHkSJ5tz

07 Feb 2019

Do you know how long to hold onto dental records and study models? @MDDUS_News risk adviser Alan Frame explains… https://t.co/6k8EveaO3R

07 Feb 2019

Time to talk – treatment coordinators can free up vital time for dentists but they must work within limits… https://t.co/ReVafMK8wf