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MDU says discount rate drop could increase indemnity costs, pushing some GPs out of practice

9 January 2017

The MDU shares the widespread concern among personal injury defendants at the statement released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on 7 December.

Patients' gifts to doctors unwrapped by MDU

12 December 2016

Patients have given their doctors a diverse range of gifts in the last year to show their appreciation, ranging from fresh fish and eggs to poetry and underwear, according to a survey by leading medical defence organisation, the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

Doctors advised on dealing with 'intrusive' social media advances

5 December 2016

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) says that the availability of social media means doctors are more accessible to patients who want more than a professional relationship.

MDU welcomes GMC's recognition of intense pressure on doctors

27 October 2016

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) welcomes the GMC’s recognition of the intense pressure doctors are under and the measures it has taken to reduce the need for full scale investigations, to speed up the process and reduce the stress on those involved.

GPs can now apply for winter indemnity scheme

20 October 2016

MDU GP members undertaking additional out-of-hours (OOH) sessions over the peak winter period are able to apply to have their additional indemnity costs funded by NHS England again this season.

Mandatory reporting of child abuse not the answer: MDU

13 October 2016

Registered healthcare professionals already have strict professional guidance that requires them to act on concerns about child abuse. The MDU says that introducing a legal duty for doctors to report and follow up reporting of child abuse is unnecessary, and may be to the detriment of children by introducing a delay.

MDU urges treasury to address compensation crisis

21 September 2016

The Treasury should take urgent action to address the clinical negligence crisis to boost funds available to the NHS and to provide respite for GPs from indemnity costs, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today.

Doctors advised by MDU to watch out for fraudulent documents

1 September 2016

With editing software now freely available online it's becoming easier for doctors' signatures and official documents to be forged, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has warned.

Only one in five medical claims result in compensation being paid, MDU annual report reveals

11 August 2016

Doctors are feeling the pressure from the current adversarial climate where complaints and claims are common, but the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed that it is defending more negligence claims successfully.

Communications skills are key for new junior doctors, says MDU

1 August 2016

As recently qualified doctors embark on their new roles as FY1 doctors this week, the Medical Defence Union (MDU)'s Dr Kathryn Leask has offered advice to junior doctors on surviving those first few weeks.

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