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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.
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.