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7 September 2017
The MDU gave a cautious welcome to proposals to reform the way the discount rate is calculated
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).
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An outdated and adversarial legal system is leading to doctors and patients having to endure considerable stress and anxiety caused by medical negligence claims, yet few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.
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.
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.