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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

MDU hopeful discount rate reform is around the corner

21 December 2018

Reform is expected to the personal injury discount rate, the MDU explained

Six point plan to save the NHS from rising cost of clinical negligence revealed by MDU

23 November 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has revealed a six point reform plan which could save the NHS from the crippling effects of the current clinical negligence claims bill.

Urgent action needed to curb compensation payouts, says MDU

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.

MDU supports draft patient safety body bill

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).