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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.
3 May 2019
GPs are being reminded about the importance of notifying hospital colleagues of an advance decision by a patient, if they become aware that a patient has been admitted for treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
21 December 2018
Reform is expected to the personal injury discount rate, the MDU explained
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.
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.