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GPs advised by MDU to review 'no dogs' policies to recognise assistance dogs

9 April 2019

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is advising GP practices to check their policies are updated to ensure patients can attend appointments with assistance dogs.

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.

MDU introduces social media e-learning course

19 March 2019

The MDU has launched a new e-learning course to help medical professionals use social media ethically and effectively, avoiding career-damaging pitfalls.

MDU says of indemnity consultation: If it ain't broke don't fix it

25 February 2019

The Department of Health and Social Care’s proposal to mandate insurance as the only way of indemnifying healthcare professionals for clinical negligence claims is misconceived, says the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

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

MDU welcomes drop in GMC complaints

4 December 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has welcomed today’s news that complaints about doctors to the GMC dropped by 8% in 2017.

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 says Ombudsman's clinical standard must be clearer

22 October 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) said the Ombudsman needs to ensure GP practices are treated fairly and consistently