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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:
Communication key to preventing complaints from escalating
Dental practitioners in Scotland are reminded of the importance of good communication in effective complaints handling.
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.
MDDUS reminds doctors of importance of an apology
MDDUS is reiterating advice on the importance of apologising to patients when things go wrong.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.