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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An outdated and adversarial legal system is leading to doctors and patients having to endure considerable stress and anxiety caused by medical negligence claims, yet few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.
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.
14 July 2017
Nearly 9 out of 10 GPs (88%) of 879 responding to a survey on professional indemnity say they would like to see the NHS funding the cost of GP clinical negligence claims in future by introducing NHS indemnity for primary care, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed today.
10 July 2017
Doctors who share clinical information over file sharing apps and websites may be breaching their ethical obligations, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) warned today.
6 July 2017
Doctors who help out in an emergency while off-duty or on holiday are being advised to make a detailed record of the incident, to explain their actions to the patient, if possible and to have a chaperone if they can, for any physical examination.
25 June 2017
A third (32%) of 846 GPs responding to a survey on professional indemnity say they are considering leaving the profession or retiring because they cannot afford the increased cost, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed 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.
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.