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14 February 2017
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has issued advice to the increasing number of doctors distressed by negative reviews on online ratings sites.
30 January 2017
With today’s announcement by NHS England of the launch of a free, confidential mental health service for GPs, the MDU has issued advice for GPs suffering from stress or burnout.
Responding to today’s announcement by the Department of Health of its proposals to impose fixed limits on the fees charged by lawyers in lower value medical negligence claims, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said that the proposed reforms, while welcome, will not go far enough to make a meaningful difference to the overall burden of clinical negligence litigation on the NHS.
25 January 2017
Queries about confidentiality are one of the top reasons for doctors to call the Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK's leading medical defence organisation revealed today, to coincide with the publication of the GMC's revised guidance on the subject.
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.