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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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

MDDUS seeks reintroduction of legal aid to reduce litigation costs and ease burden on legal system

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.

  • 24 August 2018
  • Press release

HSSI Bill

MDDUS today welcomed an influential call for the Government to reconsider allowing NHS trusts and foundation trusts to conduct internal “safe space” investigations.

  • 02 August 2018
  • News

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 that focuses on quality of CPD rather than quantity.

  • 26 July 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS annual report sets new benchmark of transparency

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

  • 12 July 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS dental membership continues to rise

Dental defence organisation MDDUS is reporting yet another year of growth with dental membership increasing by 30% in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2017.

  • 12 July 2018
  • Press release

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

29 Jul 2019

RT @NicoleA59808566: Are PCNs ready to take on the challenge of improving mental as well as physical health in the communities they serve?…