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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
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.
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.