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MDDUS response to General Practice Forward View

Responding to NHS England’s ‘General Practice Forward View’ package that was unveiled today, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 21 April 2016

Communication key to preventing complaints from escalating

Dental practitioners in Scotland are reminded of the importance of good communication in effective complaints handling.

  • 08 April 2016

MDDUS CEO discusses key indemnity issues

From rising indemnity costs to the viability of extending NHS indemnity, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny tackles the key indemnity issues facing doctors and looks to the challenges and opportunities ahead.

  • 04 April 2016

MDDUS reminds doctors of importance of an apology

MDDUS is reiterating advice on the importance of apologising to patients when things go wrong.

  • 24 March 2016

Doctors reminded of duty to safeguard girls at risk of FGM

Medical defence organisation MDDUS is reminding doctors to be aware of the recently introduced mandatory duty to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in girls under the age of 18.

  • 17 February 2016

Doctors must ensure safe handover - not just during strike

Doctors are urged to ensure effective and safe handover of patient information so that continuity of care isn’t compromised. Practitioners need to keep this in mind, especially during next week’s industrial action, says medical defence organisation MDDUS

  • 05 February 2016

MDDUS challenges GDC to turn aspiration into early action

Dental defence organisation MDDUS welcomes the GDC’s plans to improve the current complaints system and reform fitness to practise procedures for dentists facing investigation.

  • 28 January 2016

MDDUS champions fair system for reducing legal costs

MDDUS strongly supports the early implementation of a fair system for resolving clinical negligence claims that benefits the patients harmed rather than the lawyers supporting the claim.

  • 30 December 2015
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Doctors assisting in Cumbria floods will be supported by MDDUS

MDDUS members who responded to the urgent call in Cumbria to help in the aftermath of the storm will have access to indemnity for this assistance.

  • 08 December 2015
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Don't face GMC complaints alone

Doctors facing a GMC complaint are urged to seek the guidance and support of their medical defence organisation at the earliest opportunity.

  • 04 December 2015

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13 Jun 2019

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13 Jun 2019

Thanks for the name check. Delighted to have been involved in such a great project. https://t.co/aC3PHbU9VK

13 Jun 2019

Our risk adviser Alan Frame is hosting a session on Technology in practice: how to avoid common pitfalls at the AiT… https://t.co/dUbVdW9vkW

12 Jun 2019

Prescribing happiness: From bingo to Bollywood and bird watching, GPs are being encouraged to prescribe social acti… https://t.co/8yjZ0ogatx

12 Jun 2019

Our senior risk adviser Liz Price is providing a patient safety masterclass for PMs and GPs in our London office to… https://t.co/q7zplxNAJz

12 Jun 2019

RT @SHenderson755: .@dentalcaroline Just off to @GDC_UK Dental Professionals Forum for @MDDUS_News Looking forward to updates on FTP and ma…

11 Jun 2019

RT @BMAScotland: Our wellbeing support services are open to all doctors and medical students. They’re confidential and free of charge. Call…

11 Jun 2019

RT @PrimaryCareD: Your #PCNs need to complete Schedules2-7 by 30th June. Need help? With our members @CAPSTICKSLLP @peter_capsticks and @…

11 Jun 2019

RT @MDDUS_News: Our risk adviser Alan Frame and @dr_surina from @MyLocumManager are hosting a joint webinar on essentail tips starting as a…

11 Jun 2019

Our risk adviser Alan Frame and @dr_surina from @MyLocumManager are hosting a joint webinar on essentail tips start… https://t.co/FefpwSpU67

10 Jun 2019

RT @PrimaryCareD: Teaming up with our #consortium #members @MDDUS_News, we are pleased to offer discounted #training sessions for #GPs and…

10 Jun 2019

RT @JohnGillies6: Thx @Abi_Rimmer ! And to @ByLeavesWeLive @PolygonBooks @MDDUS_News @RCGPScotland for bringing the third edition of this b…

10 Jun 2019

RT @PrimaryCareD: Please contact us if you would like to access your discounted training courses from @MDDUS_News ! @CAPSTICKSLLP @agencia_…

10 Jun 2019

Our risk team have a number of training courses coming up in our London office over the next couple of months, incl… https://t.co/PCjkvhESZ0

08 Jun 2019

MDDUS board member @jasonleitch receives CBE in Queen's birthday honours list https://t.co/RjO6c09aW8

08 Jun 2019

Congrats to @jasonleitch one of our board members whose work in healthcare quality has been recognised in today’s #Honours with a CBE

08 Jun 2019

RT @SHenderson755: @rmgwatson @FIONAELLWOOD Don’t forget @jasonleitch too, he wasn’t identified as a dentist in the CBE list as the award w…

08 Jun 2019

RT @jasonleitch: @SHenderson755 @rmgwatson @FIONAELLWOOD @MDDUS_News Thanks Stephen.

07 Jun 2019

RT @SamuelTongue: Thanks so much to everyone who supported the @ByLeavesWeLive launch of Tools of the Trade: Poems for Doctors (ed.3 pub @P…