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27 July 2018
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) says doctors being investigated following a patient's unexpected death need support and understanding from their trust or primary care organisation.
13 July 2018
The MDU has responded to the publication of NHS Resolution’s annual report for 2017/18, which shows its balance sheet provisions have almost trebled to £77 billion in four years.
27 June 2018
Around three quarters (73%) of 404 GPs taking part in a Medical Defence Union (MDU) survey* about indemnity costs say the MDU's introduction of Transitional Benefits membership with reduced priced subscriptions has improved the prospect they will continue working.
20 June 2018
The Medical Defence Union gave a cautious welcome to the draft Bill intended to give legal powers to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).
11 June 2018
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today it was hopeful the recommendations made in the Williams' review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare will lead to fewer needless investigations of doctors.
16 March 2018
A recent Court of Appeal judgment has criticised the fairness and scope of the former Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s procedure for investigating clinical complaints against doctors and other healthcare staff.
1 February 2018
The MDU welcomes a government commitment to look at ways to address the uncontrolled cost of clinical negligence.
29 January 2018
Doctors convicted of gross negligence manslaughter could face more severe sentences, under plans being considered by the body that sets sentencing guidelines.
18 October 2017
MDU statement in response to Government addendum on GP indemnity
12 October 2017
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) will be reducing indemnity subscriptions for GPs and primary care staff working in England by around 50% ahead of anticipated government support with indemnity costs.