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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

The MDU advises GPs to 'mind the gap' when the state-backed indemnity scheme is introduced

17 October 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is reminding GPs that they will continue to need membership of a medical defence organisation following the introduction of state-backed indemnity in April 2019.

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.

GPs can expect to be sued once every 10 years, the MDU reveals

20 September 2018

GPs can expect to be sued four times during a 40 year career, though very few are likely to be found negligent, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed today as it called for a solution to the compensation crisis.

MDU successful in supporting doctor at Court of Appeal

17 September 2018

The MDU has successfully supported a doctor at the Court of Appeal in a case that upheld a fitness to practise tribunal finding.

MDU hopeful new guidance on doctors' reflections will help to reassure profession

12 September 2018

New joint guidance to help doctors and medical students with reflection has been issued today by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans, the General Medical Council and the Medical Schools Council.

More work needed to control legal costs in compensation claims, says MDU

28 August 2018

Some claimant's lawyers are still recovering legal costs that are more than double the compensation their clients receive in clinical negligence cases, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) explained today as it called for further curbs to disproportionate costs.

MDU statement on Dr Bawa-Garba case

13 August 2018

The MDU responds to today’s Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.