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5 June 2018
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has today published advice outlining doctors’ duty of confidentiality when encountering patients who have sustained injuries from weapons such as knives, guns or even crossbows.
30 May 2018
With the recent revelation that 90% of NHS trusts in England have a gender pay gap, the Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading indemnifier of doctors, has teamed up with the Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA), to ensure its members benefit equally from expert leadership training.
14 May 2018
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) welcomes the announcement by Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, that the Welsh government will introduce a state-backed scheme to provide clinical negligence indemnity for GPs and primary healthcare staff in Wales from April 2019.
23 April 2018
The Medical Defence Union, the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, is warning doctors to be aware of an emerging trend where drugs prescribed to patients appear for sale online.
31 March 2018
From 1 April 2018, a statutory duty of candour will be in place in Scotland requiring healthcare organisations to be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong and to offer them an apology, explains the Medical Defence Union (MDU).
27 March 2018
There should be clearer guidance for Coroners, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to prevent doctors being needlessly put through a gross negligence manslaughter investigation, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today.
20 March 2018
Measures to change the way the personal injury discount rate is set were announced by the Ministry of Justice today.
16 March 2018
Responding to the GMC's announcement of the terms of reference for the gross negligence manslaughter review
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.
15 February 2018
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today that the establishment of a Civil Justice Council working group to consider fixed legal costs in clinical negligence claims is a positive step in tackling runaway legal costs.
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