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MDU asks GPs to put pressure on MPs to solve indemnity crisis

9 October 2017

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is asking GPs to get behind its Save General Practice campaign by writing to their MP about the impact the indemnity crisis is having on the profession and patients.

GPs get advice from MDU on dealing with patients who miss appointments

4 October 2017

GPs are being given six steps to consider when patients fail to attend appointments, to help improve attendance and avoid medico-legal issues.

MDU welcomes winter indemnity support but presses for permanent solution to unaffordable costs

29 September 2017

For the third 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.

Compensation culture damaging patients' ability to access their GP, says MDU

14 September 2017

GPs are bombarded with ever more costly compensation claims, because of the current medico-legal climate.

MDU says discount rate proposals won't solve the problem of unaffordable GP indemnity costs

7 September 2017

The MDU gave a cautious welcome to proposals to reform the way the discount rate is calculated

MDU welcomes NAO finding that more needs to be done to control spiralling litigation

7 September 2017

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has today welcomed the findings of an investigation into spiralling clinical negligence costs carried out by the National Audit Office (NAO).

MDU warns doctors of perils of posting on closed social media groups

4 September 2017

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is warning doctors of the need to act professionally and avoid discussing confidential information on so-called ‘closed’ social media groups.

Royal recognition for MDU’s training for medico-legal experts

16 August 2017

The excellence of the Medical Defence Union’s training for its medico-legal team has been recognised with a Princess Royal Training award.

MDU says only 15% of claims against doctors succeed

10 August 2017

An outdated and adversarial legal system is leading to doctors and patients having to endure considerable stress and anxiety caused by medical negligence claims, yet few succeed, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today.

Proposals to cap legal costs do not go far enough – MDU

31 July 2017

Recommendations to establish a working party to examine fixing costs for clinical negligence claims valued at up to £25,000 do not go far enough to reduce the burden of litigation on the NHS, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today.