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Paying too much for your indemnity?
Do you feel like you're paying too much to your medical defence organisation? Especially as you're not doing any private work and very little fee-paying non-clinical work?
As a consultant or hospital doctor not currently in a training post who works only in a public hospital, where all your clinical practice is indemnified by the State Claims Agency, you may think that state indemnity is enough. But the state scheme only provides indemnity for clinical negligence claims.
You need the expert guidance that MDU membership provides, such as support with patient complaints, Medical Council referrals, inquests, disciplinary hearings and criminal investigations.
Our new membership could be for you. It is designed for consultants and hospital doctors not currently in training posts who don't do any private clinical work and do not earn more than €1,500 gross from certain non-clinical work, listed below. It does not include indemnity for clinical negligence claims.
We offer our members expert guidance and personal support in addressing medico-legal issues and complaints.
99% of calls to the MDU medico-legal helpline are connected straight to a medico-legal adviser during normal working hours.
Robust defence by medical experts and lawyers at Medical Council hearings.
To find out how much you can save, get a quote now.
When you’re happy to proceed, just complete an application form.
Find out more about the benefits of MDU membership in the Republic of Ireland.
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No. This type of membership is only appropriate for consultants whose annual income for non-clinical work is not more than €1,500 gross per year.
No. Membership only provides access to indemnity for a defined list of non-clinical work. It does not include indemnity for clinical negligence.
If you do clinical work that is not covered by state indemnity, this type of membership is not appropriate for you.
Yes, providing your income will not exceed €1,500 gross per year. We will review the details provided on the application form and advise you further.
Yes, but only if all of your clinical work is covered by state indemnity and your income from non-clinical work is not more than €1,500 gross per year.
The subscription for the new membership will include the right to continue to request assistance with new matters arising from incidents that occurred in your previous claims made period of membership.
If you leave the MDU, you may need to pay for an extended reporting period so you can continue to notify us about incidents from your previous claims made membership.
You should also be aware that your current type of membership is closed to new members. You will not be able to go back to it in the future.
During this one-hour webinar, our team of medico-legal experts look at how to deal with, and respond to complaints, should you receive them both locally or through the Medical Council. They also answer questions submitted during the webinar in a Q&A session.
Getting a complaint response right first time is the best way to settle concerns and to reduce the risk of a complaint escalating.
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Your quick guide on how write a report as a professional witness.
Our introduction for doctors in the Republic of Ireland on the topic of confidentiality - one of the core principles of medical ethics.
Good records support patient care - and can mean you're not vulnerable to criticism in the event of a complaint or claim.
Providing a statement will often be the last you hear of a matter, but there are occasions when you will need to attend court.
An overview of the coroner's role in the Republic of Ireland, plus notifying and reporting deaths.
Explaining the law surrounding assessing mental capacity in the Republic of Ireland.
Doctors have legal, ethical, and contractual obligations to obtain patients' consent for medical examination and treatment in most circumstances.
It's important to understand who can access medical records and what you can disclose. Our quick guide lays out the essential information.