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MDDUS reassures members over annual indemnity declaration

UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS would like to reassure members following a recent General Dental Council (GDC) announcement about a new annual indemnity declaration.

  • 22 June 2016

If in doubt, get confirmation of parental responsibility in writing

Dentists are urged to exercise caution and ask for written confirmation where there is uncertainty over who has parental responsibility to provide consent on behalf of a child.

  • 13 June 2016

MDDUS joins campaign to support stressed doctors

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS fully supports the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund’s (RMBF) campaign to raise awareness and help doctors with physical and mental health problems.

  • 16 May 2016

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