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27 June 2019
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is coming to the aid of stressed out GP practice teams with the launch of a free employee assistance helpline for members of its practice group scheme.
25 June 2019
A GMC report identifies some factors likely to account for the disproportionate referrals of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) doctors to fitness to practise procedures.
10 June 2019
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is alerting GPs to concerns about the small print in the rules governing the recently-introduced state indemnity scheme.
6 June 2019
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has welcomed recommendations into how the law on gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice.
3 May 2019
GPs are being reminded about the importance of notifying hospital colleagues of an advance decision by a patient, if they become aware that a patient has been admitted for treatment.
9 April 2019
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is advising GP practices to check their policies are updated to ensure patients can attend appointments with assistance dogs.
21 March 2019
The MDU has responded to today’s publication by the PHSO of a review of how it uses clinical advice when investigating complaints.
19 March 2019
The MDU has launched a new e-learning course to help medical professionals use social media ethically and effectively, avoiding career-damaging pitfalls.
25 February 2019
The Department of Health and Social Care’s proposal to mandate insurance as the only way of indemnifying healthcare professionals for clinical negligence claims is misconceived, says the Medical Defence Union (MDU).
31 January 2019
The MDU reacted to today’s announcement about the introduction of state indemnity as part of the 2019/20 primary care contract for GPs