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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
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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
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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
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23 May 2019

Our risk adviser Kay Grant is hosting a webinar this afternoon on raising and responding to concerns: your duty as… https://t.co/9LpCApsD41

23 May 2019

Our risk advsier Alan Frame is hosting a webinar this morning that provides an overview of GDPR and the new DPA 201… https://t.co/UI2u9Pjt64

22 May 2019

Our senior risk adviser Liz Price is providing a training session to GPs Aberdeen on conflict management this after… https://t.co/i2bU2u5fYk

20 May 2019

Our senior risk adviser Liz Price is hosting a session on transforming nursing roles at the QEUH Teaching and Learn… https://t.co/hp8TOl6zFQ

20 May 2019

RT @cottrell_lorna: Genuinely sad the MDDUS management course has finished. Have met some fabulous people and learned lots about myself, le…

18 May 2019

Dentists back @MDDUS_News gold standard indemnity as membership rises by a third https://t.co/nrDPcjKgXh Come alon… https://t.co/28MXW6h1sG

17 May 2019

RT @optimus_syme: Thoroughly enjoyed the @MDDUS_News Leading Through Uncertainty course this week. Lots to think about. I’d certainly recom…

17 May 2019

RT @SHenderson755: Big audience here @MDDUS_News https://t.co/rrSWEBCdNK

17 May 2019

Come along to our stand at @dentistryshow and meet our team #BDCDS19 https://t.co/V4qhNpHuRF

17 May 2019

Dentists back @MDDUS_News gold standard indemnity as membership rises by a third https://t.co/03Qch9klx9 Come along… https://t.co/hFFlIY6LUy

16 May 2019

Our risk adviser Alan Frame is in Bathgate this morning hosting a session on Managing patient records #MDDUSevent… https://t.co/lQ2lUDbWdm

14 May 2019

There are spaces available for our Patient safety masterclass for GPs and practice managers in our London office on… https://t.co/onY3K1wYso

14 May 2019

RT @SHenderson755: @AndrewMedlock @PHSOmbudsman @NHSuk @DHSCgovuk @GDC_UK @CareQualityComm @MDDUS_News @MPS_Dental @the_ddu @TheBDA Excelle…

14 May 2019

There are still spaces available for our Patient safety masterclass for GPs and practice managers in our London off… https://t.co/NQcqIVZWIS

14 May 2019

Our fully-booked Leading through uncertainty course is taking place in our Glasgow office all this week. This progr… https://t.co/enRzRAgI7J

13 May 2019

#RCPCH19 Come along and visit our stand for a quick quote and find out how much you could save! Looking like it wil… https://t.co/fpgE6QakbW

09 May 2019

Our risk adviser Alan Frame is hosting a dental complaints training day in our Glasgow office, focusing on the key… https://t.co/PixFIiHxok

09 May 2019

Our senior risk adviser Liz Price is delivering a patient safety masterclass in Hertfordshire today. Find a range o… https://t.co/In7f253kvc

08 May 2019

Our risk adviser Alan Frame is currently hosting a webinar on chaperones, exploring common risks and pitfalls. Memb… https://t.co/uqyd2hYBpe

02 May 2019

Parkrun apostle - Jim Killgore meets a practice manager whose life was transformed by running and now wants the sam… https://t.co/hVLhuAK74t