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MDU issues confidentiality warning over doctors' use of messaging apps

13 November 2019

Doctors using instant messaging apps to communicate with colleagues are being advised to avoid sharing patient identifiable information.

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.

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 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 welcomes pledge for increased consistency from ombudsman

21 March 2019

The MDU has responded to today’s publication by the PHSO of a review of how it uses clinical advice when investigating complaints.

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.

Urgent action needed to curb compensation payouts, says MDU

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.

MDU supports draft patient safety body bill

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).