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9 August 2018
The Sentencing Council has issued revised sentencing guidance for manslaughter, taking on board representations made on behalf of members by the MDU in response to a 2017 consultation on draft guidelines.
31 July 2018
The MDU has responded to the GMC-commissioned Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide, drawing on our first-hand experience supporting doctors undergoing investigation following the unexpected death of a patient.
9 July 2018
The MDU has expressed its support for a draft bill intended to give legal powers to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB), to further the body's contribution to improving patient safety and sharing learning across the NHS in England.
21 June 2018
Reforms to the death certification process and the introduction of medical examiners will take place in England following a review.
15 June 2018
We hope the recommendations made in the Williams' review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare will lead to fewer needless investigations of doctors.
18 May 2018
The revised framework for never events from NHS Improvement took effect in February 2018 to coincide with the initiation of the updated 2017-2019 NHS Standard Contract.
27 March 2018
The MDU is advocating a number of changes for gross negligence manslaughter investigations that could be made quickly and with very little practical or financial difficulty.
17 January 2018
The GMC and other regulators of healthcare professionals need to be given greater flexibility so they can become more efficient and responsive to the changing regulatory environment, says the MDU.
29 November 2017
The MDU has called for greater fairness and more transparency in calculating damages for clinical negligence.
31 May 2017
The MDU says the law governing the discount rate is not fit for purpose and the new Government must change it.