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MDU offers wellbeing helpline for GP practices

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.

MDU welcomes call for better support for BAME doctors

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.

MDU alerts GPs to state indemnity scheme small print

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.

Recommendations from Hamilton review into gross negligence manslaughter are welcome, says MDU

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.

GPs reminded of importance of notifying hospitals of advance decisions by patients

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.

GPs advised by MDU to review 'no dogs' policies to recognise assistance dogs

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.

MDU welcomes pledge for increased consistency from ombudsman

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.

MDU introduces social media e-learning course

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.

MDU says of indemnity consultation: If it ain't broke don't fix it

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).

MDU responds to GP state indemnity announcement

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