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Discount rate change doesn't go far enough

The Lord Chancellor has today announced a change to the discount rate applicable to personal injury lump sum compensation payments to minus 0.25%.

  • 15 July 2019
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MDDUS statement on UK Government response to consultation "Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation"

MDDUS Director of Advisory and Legal Services Emma Parfitt comments on the UK Government consultation response on “Promoting Professionalism; Reforming Regulation”

  • 09 July 2019
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MDDUS welcomes GMC Fair to refer? report

Responding to today’s published GMC report Fair to Refer?, commissioned by the regulator to investigate the disproportionate number of referrals of BAME doctors to the GMC, MDDUS medical adviser Dr Susan Gibson-Smith said:

  • 24 June 2019
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MDDUS board member receives CBE in Queen birthday honours list

MDDUS board member Professor Jason Leitch has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

  • 07 June 2019
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MDDUS welcomes findings of Hamilton review

Responding to the publication of the Independent review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide in medical practice, MDDUS joint head of medical division Dr John Holden said

  • 06 June 2019
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Government can learn from BMJ Awards nominees

Speaking at the MDDUS-sponsored BMJ Awards at the Park Plaza Westminster last night, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 25 April 2019
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MDDUS welcomes GMC plans to reduce number of full investigations

Responding to the General Medical Council’s (GMC) announcement today that they plan to reduce the number of full investigations following a successful pilot scheme, MDDUS medical adviser Dr Naeem Nazem said:

  • 18 April 2019
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Dentists back MDDUS gold standard indemnity as membership rises by a third

Dental membership in England, Wales and Northern Ireland rose by almost a third during 2018 as dentists put their faith in MDDUS’ gold standard indemnity.

  • 12 April 2019
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Members can still count on MDDUS to maintain their comprehensive protection

Today marks a step change in clinical indemnity for GPs in England and Wales as the new Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice in England (CNSGP) and General Medical Practice Indemnity in Wales (GMPI) comes into force.

  • 01 April 2019
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MDDUS still in discussions with DHSC on existing liabilities

Commenting in response to today’s ministerial statement on the outcome of discussions with DHSC, Chris Kenny, CEO, MDDUS said:

  • 01 April 2019
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RT @FPARCP: Today @gmcuk has been announced as the regulating body for physician associates. We look forward to working together as we ente…

11 hours 44 minutes ago

Our risk adviser Alan Frame is delivering a hospital complaints and medical negligence training day for doctors in… https://t.co/spZ0Xi8opP

17 Jul 2019

RT @MyLocumManager: Back by popular demand! If you are looking to start as a Locum GP sign up for this essential webinar with @MDDUS_News w…

17 Jul 2019

MDDUS risk adviser Alan Frame and @dr_surina from @MyLocumManager are hosting a webinar on Friday 26 July on essen… https://t.co/o68eCWW4zI

16 Jul 2019

Discount rate change doesn't go far enough. Read comment from @MDDUS_News chief executive Chris Kenny… https://t.co/WutUVXfPUS

16 Jul 2019

RT @gmcuk: Great new resources out today from @NHS_HealthEdEng, which aim to make sure doctors are effectively supervised while they're tra…

16 Jul 2019

RT @SDentWeb: Nominations are open for the Dentist Award at the 2019 Scottish Health Awards https://t.co/3w0uf5lNSR

15 Jul 2019

Discount rate change doesn't go far enough. Read comment from @MDDUS_News chief executive Chris Kenny… https://t.co/G1EyUsNGeJ

15 Jul 2019

RT @RCGPScotland: 🏆 Outstanding GP Award 🏆 Our 2019 awards are live! We have 7 awards that aim to recognise the excellent work across Scot…

09 Jul 2019

Emma Parfitt, MDDUS Director of Advisory and Legal Services responds to Government consultation "Promoting Professi… https://t.co/YBJu9n3ana

08 Jul 2019

RT @PrimaryCareD: Our #consortium members @agencia_ltd @CAPSTICKSLLP @bhpaccountants @DKJSupServices @ApolloMedical1 @YorMedMarketing @MDDU…

08 Jul 2019

RT @careylunan: Delighted to be launching this new joint award with @NHS_Education. Thanks to @Aeknighton for all your hard work in puttin…

08 Jul 2019

RT @TheKingsFund: ‘Over 99 per cent of practices have signed up to create just under 1,300 networks. This must have represented a huge effo…

08 Jul 2019

RT @SHenderson755: @NHS @JasonWong12 Have a good week Jason. Can you find time to discuss the importance of Human Factors in primary care a…

05 Jul 2019

Looking for indemnity cover for chargeable vaccinations no longer available under NHS Resolution’s CNSGP? Our new G… https://t.co/DVbG8N3naI

03 Jul 2019

And our risk advisers are ready! https://t.co/0hpVAno3dw

03 Jul 2019

RT @NHSResolution: Our phone lines and systems are back up. Sorry for any inconvenience caused yesterday when our offices suffered a power…

03 Jul 2019

Happy Wednesday to everyone attending our Hospital Doctor Complaints Workshop in London today with our fab risk adv… https://t.co/ATC8SigfrN

02 Jul 2019

Tomorrow our wonderful risk advisers are leading a Hospital Doctors Complaint Workshop. Look forward to seeing you there!

02 Jul 2019

Hope you all enjoyed your Complaints Handling in Primary Care course today with our Risk advisers Alan Frame and Ka… https://t.co/WPGwAYSxOy