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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.
13 August 2018
The MDU responds to today’s Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.
9 August 2018
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed it supported UK medical and dental members with 40,000 requests for advice and support in 2017, including over 1,000 case files about coroner's inquiries.
27 July 2018
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) says doctors being investigated following a patient's unexpected death need support and understanding from their trust or primary care organisation.
13 July 2018
The MDU has responded to the publication of NHS Resolution’s annual report for 2017/18, which shows its balance sheet provisions have almost trebled to £77 billion in four years.
20 June 2018
The Medical Defence Union gave a cautious welcome to the draft Bill intended to give legal powers to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).
11 June 2018
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today it was hopeful the recommendations made in the Williams' review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare will lead to fewer needless investigations of doctors.
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.
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.