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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.
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.