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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
21 December 2018
Reform is expected to the personal injury discount rate, the MDU explained
4 December 2018
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has welcomed today’s news that complaints about doctors to the GMC dropped by 8% in 2017.
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.
29 October 2018
Doctors with unwanted human skeletons in their closets are being warned by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) about the strict rules on disposing of human remains.
10 October 2018
The MDU welcomes today's announcement by the GMC that its case examiners and clinical experts are to receive human factors* training and that it will draw on human factors experts to better understand system failures when investigating doctors.
27 September 2018
For the fourth year running, MDU GP members undertaking additional out-of-hours sessions over the peak winter period can apply to have their indemnity costs funded by NHS England.
20 September 2018
GPs can expect to be sued four times during a 40 year career, though very few are likely to be found negligent, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed today as it called for a solution to the compensation crisis.
17 September 2018
The MDU has successfully supported a doctor at the Court of Appeal in a case that upheld a fitness to practise tribunal finding.