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MDU welcomes safe space for healthcare staff taking part in safety investigations

29 October 2019

A new bill provides healthcare staff with a safe space to speak freely to investigators.

Scottish NHS compensation bill will increase due to unchanged discount rate, says MDU

2 October 2019

The Medical Defence Union says news that the personal injury discount rate is to remain unchanged has dashed hopes of a more balanced personal injury compensation system.

Personal injury discount rate change too little too late MDU says

15 July 2019

Personal injury discount rate to be increased to -0.25%

NHS under strain from rocketing clinical negligence costs

12 July 2019

The NHS is under enormous strain from rising costs of clinical negligence claims.

MDU welcomes plans to speed up GMC investigations

9 July 2019

The MDU welcomes the Department of Health plans to reform the GMC's fitness to practise (FTP) procedures.

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 hopeful new statement on doctors' reflections will help to reassure profession

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).

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.