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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.

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).

MDU hopeful Williams' review recommendations will lead to fewer manslaughter investigations

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.

MDU reassured by Court of Appeal ruling that Ombudsman's decisions must be fair and just

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.

House of Lords interested in restoring balance to NHS clinical negligence claims

1 February 2018

The MDU welcomes a government commitment to look at ways to address the uncontrolled cost of clinical negligence.

Don't increase sentences for medical manslaughter, urges MDU

29 January 2018

Doctors convicted of gross negligence manslaughter could face more severe sentences, under plans being considered by the body that sets sentencing guidelines.