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10 October 2018
The MDU welcomes today's announcement by the GMC that its case examiners and clinical experts are to receive human factors* training and that it will draw on human factors experts to better understand system failures when investigating doctors.
27 September 2018
For the fourth year running, MDU GP members undertaking additional out-of-hours sessions over the peak winter period can apply to have their indemnity costs funded by NHS England.
20 September 2018
GPs can expect to be sued four times during a 40 year career, though very few are likely to be found negligent, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed today as it called for a solution to the compensation crisis.
17 September 2018
The MDU has successfully supported a doctor at the Court of Appeal in a case that upheld a fitness to practise tribunal finding.
12 September 2018
New joint guidance to help doctors and medical students with reflection has been issued today by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans, the General Medical Council and the Medical Schools Council.
28 August 2018
Some claimant's lawyers are still recovering legal costs that are more than double the compensation their clients receive in clinical negligence cases, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) explained today as it called for further curbs to disproportionate costs.
13 August 2018
The MDU responds to today’s Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.
9 August 2018
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed it supported UK medical and dental members with 40,000 requests for advice and support in 2017, including over 1,000 case files about coroner's inquiries.
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.