Press releases

Creating a safe space in investigations: The Health and Care Bill and the creation of the Health Services Safety Investigations Body

9 September 2021

As MPs begin detailed scrutiny of the Health and Care Bill, MDU head of government and external relations, Thomas Reynolds, explains why we are urging MPs to make a small but crucial amendment to the legislation.

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Health and Care Bill

14 July 2021

As the Health and Care Bill has its second reading in the House of Commons, MDU head of government and external relations Thomas Reynolds shares his reflections.

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The future of judicial review

29 June 2021

The MDU recently responded to proposals from the Ministry of Justice to reform the judicial review process.

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Reforming the GMC

29 June 2021

The MDU has responded to an eagerly awaited consultation on reforming healthcare professional regulation across the UK.

A changing personal injury discount rate (PIDR) in Northern Ireland: MDU response

17 August 2020

The MDU has responded to the Department of Justice in Northern Ireland's consultation on changes to how the personal injury discount rate (PIDR) is set.

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Statutory duty of candour in Northern Ireland: MDU submission

17 September 2019

The MDU recently submitted a document to the NI Department of Health's IHRD (Inquiry Into Hyponatraemia-related Deaths) Duty of Candour Workstream, relating to on-going work aimed at establishing a statutory duty of candour in the country.

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Free up healthcare regulators to do their job better, MDU urges

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.

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Fixed recoverable costs should be extended to all claims, says MDU

28 February 2017

The MDU has submitted evidence to Lord Justice Jackson's review of fixed recoverable costs.