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2 May 2017
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is calling on the government to introduce mandatory fixed limits on legal fees charged by lawyers in medical negligence claims and proposing that the scope of the scheme should be far broader than initially suggested.
24 April 2017
Dr Caroline Fryar, head of advisory services at the MDU, responds to news that the number of GMC investigations decreased by more than 800 in 2016.
Queries about confidentiality are one of the top reasons doctors call the Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK's leading medical defence organisation revealed today.
21 April 2017
Doctors undergoing a medical manslaughter investigation can be under scrutiny for many months, if not years, a senior Medical Defence Union solicitor will explain at a Royal Society of Medicine event today.
30 March 2017
From 1st April 2017, all NHS patient complaints in Scotland should be managed in accordance with the new NHS Scotland Complaints Handling Procedure.
28 March 2017
A government Order, which comes into force today, will substantially increase compensation payments for clinical negligence claims.
20 March 2017
GPs are being warned about the importance of a prompt diagnosis of a condition which causes compression to nerve roots below the end of the spinal cord, to avoid patients suffering long term disability.
30 January 2017
With today’s announcement by NHS England of the launch of a free, confidential mental health service for GPs, the MDU has issued advice for GPs suffering from stress or burnout.
25 January 2017
Queries about confidentiality are one of the top reasons for doctors to call the Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK's leading medical defence organisation revealed today, to coincide with the publication of the GMC's revised guidance on the subject.
23 January 2017
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has paid out well over £30 million in compensation and legal costs on behalf of GP members working in out-of-hours and unscheduled care settings over a three year period.