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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

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.

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.