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16 June 2017
Some surgeons can feel unprepared to deal with adverse events or know the best way to assist colleagues who have experienced a traumatic event, according to an article in the latest Medical Defence Union (MDU) journal.
12 June 2017
Doctors in Scotland are being given legal protection when apologising to patients, the Medical Defence Union (MDU), explained today.
1 June 2017
Initial results from an MDU survey of GPs about indemnity has revealed that even recently qualified GPs are thinking about a change of career because of the rising cost of indemnity.
30 May 2017
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) supports the early notification and investigation of cases where babies have brain damage so they can be given support.
15 May 2017
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has launched a Save General Practice campaign to ask for urgent government support for GPs who are facing the potentially devastating impact of a massive increase in the size of clinical negligence claims.
11 May 2017
The Medical Defence Union says the law governing the discount rate* is not fit for purpose and the new Government must change it.
9 May 2017
Medical professionals are becoming increasingly concerned by negative reviews published on online ratings sites according to new research published by the UK's leading medical defence organisation.
3 May 2017
Newly qualified GPs could save more than £3,500 on the costs of indemnity in their first year of practice alone, the Medical Defence Union announced today.
2 May 2017
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is calling on the government to introduce mandatory fixed limits on legal fees charged by lawyers in medical negligence claims and proposing that the scope of the scheme should be far broader than initially suggested.
24 April 2017
Dr Caroline Fryar, head of advisory services at the MDU, responds to news that the number of GMC investigations decreased by more than 800 in 2016.
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