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MDU says discount rate drop could increase indemnity costs, pushing some GPs out of practice

9 January 2017

The MDU shares the widespread concern among personal injury defendants at the statement released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on 7 December.

MDU urges treasury to address compensation crisis

21 September 2016

The Treasury should take urgent action to address the clinical negligence crisis to boost funds available to the NHS and to provide respite for GPs from indemnity costs, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today.

Only one in five medical claims result in compensation being paid, MDU annual report reveals

11 August 2016

Doctors are feeling the pressure from the current adversarial climate where complaints and claims are common, but the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed that it is defending more negligence claims successfully.

MDU welcomes indemnity relief for GPs

28 July 2016

Today's review of GP indemnity by the Department of Health and NHS England should provide GPs with relief from the unsustainable increases in the cost of indemnity driven by spiralling litigation, says the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

NHS faces compensation time bomb as clinical negligence liabilities double - says MDU

21 July 2016

The NHS Litigation Authority, the body which pays compensation on behalf of English hospitals, has reported its provisions for hospital clinical negligence claims have almost doubled since last year to £56.4 billion, reaching record levels.