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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

MDU welcomes drop in GMC complaints

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.

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.

Doctors who find a skeleton in the closet warned by MDU about rules on disposal

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.

MDU welcomes training for GMC staff in human factors

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.

MDU announces winter indemnity support for 2018

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.

GPs can expect to be sued once every 10 years, the MDU reveals

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.

MDU successful in supporting doctor at Court of Appeal

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.

MDU hopeful new guidance on doctors' reflections will help to reassure profession

12 September 2018

New joint guidance to help doctors and medical students with reflection has been issued today by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans, the General Medical Council and the Medical Schools Council.