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16 March 2018
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.
12 February 2018
While the doctor-patient relationship can be an intimate one, a medical defence organisation is advising doctors this Valentine’s week about the dangers of overstepping boundaries when comforting patients with a hug.
6 February 2018
The MDU welcomed today's announcement by Jeremy Hunt of a 'rapid review' into the application of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare.
1 February 2018
The MDU welcomes a government commitment to look at ways to address the uncontrolled cost of clinical negligence.
29 January 2018
Doctors convicted of gross negligence manslaughter could face more severe sentences, under plans being considered by the body that sets sentencing guidelines.
17 January 2018
The GMC and other regulators of healthcare professionals need to be given greater flexibility so they can become more efficient and responsive to the changing regulatory environment, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today.
16 January 2018
The MDU has responded to the BBC's report today on the rising cost of NHS clinical negligence claims.
22 December 2017
In a judgement handed down in the High Court*, the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman's (PHSO) decision to entertain an out-of-time complaint against a GP practice was found to be unreasonable and was quashed.
20 December 2017
Figures from the leading medical indemnifier of UK GPs, the Medical Defence Union (MDU), show that around 40% of its GPs members are retiring before age 60.
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