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Doctors tell us in their own words about the emotional impact of going through a clinical negligence claim.
Dr Christine Tomkins takes part in BBC Radio 4 debate
This is putting an unsustainable strain on the NHS and affects us all - as medical professionals, as patients and as tax payers.
The MDU is campaigning for legal reforms to ensure that in future, compensation payments to patients will remain fair, but also be proportionate and affordable.
Our aims include:
Read more about the campaign
Litigation related to exceptional circumstances would be a complicated drain on a workforce and system already on its knees after the pandemic. In a BMJ head-to-head debate, our chief executive Dr Christine Tomkins says a solution for the avalanche of claims facing the NHS must be found.
Read the story on the BMJ website
Many US states have given medical providers liability protection yet our health service remains under threat from litigation. In this Times article (subscription required), Dr James Swift of OMSNIC in the USA and Dr Christine Tomkins explain that healthcare professionals making enormous sacrifices during the pandemic deserve meaningful legal protection from COVID-19-related lawsuits.
Read the Times article
Claims inflation is rising faster than wage, house or retail price inflation.
What we are campaigning for and why