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23 January 2017
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has paid out well over £30 million in compensation and legal costs on behalf of GP members working in out-of-hours and unscheduled care settings over a three year period.
9 January 2017
The MDU shares the widespread concern among personal injury defendants at the statement released by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on 7 December.
5 December 2016
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) says that the availability of social media means doctors are more accessible to patients who want more than a professional relationship.
27 October 2016
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) welcomes the GMC’s recognition of the intense pressure doctors are under and the measures it has taken to reduce the need for full scale investigations, to speed up the process and reduce the stress on those involved.
13 October 2016
Registered healthcare professionals already have strict professional guidance that requires them to act on concerns about child abuse. The MDU says that introducing a legal duty for doctors to report and follow up reporting of child abuse is unnecessary, and may be to the detriment of children by introducing a delay.
21 September 2016
The Treasury should take urgent action to address the clinical negligence crisis to boost funds available to the NHS and to provide respite for GPs from indemnity costs, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today.
11 August 2016
Doctors are feeling the pressure from the current adversarial climate where complaints and claims are common, but the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed that it is defending more negligence claims successfully.
1 August 2016
As recently qualified doctors embark on their new roles as FY1 doctors this week, the Medical Defence Union (MDU)'s Dr Kathryn Leask has offered advice to junior doctors on surviving those first few weeks.
28 July 2016
Today's review of GP indemnity by the Department of Health and NHS England should provide GPs with relief from the unsustainable increases in the cost of indemnity driven by spiralling litigation, says the Medical Defence Union (MDU).
21 July 2016
The NHS Litigation Authority, the body which pays compensation on behalf of English hospitals, has reported its provisions for hospital clinical negligence claims have almost doubled since last year to £56.4 billion, reaching record levels.