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18 June 2019
A joint statement from healthcare regulators including the GMC, on the benefits of being a reflective practitioner, has been welcomed by the Medical Defence Union (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.