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Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice regulations

Responding to the enabling regulations to implement the Government’s plans for a Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice in England, Chris Kenny, Chief Executive of MDDUS said:

  • 27 February 2019
  • Press release

MDDUS responds to Matt Hancock MP Royal Society of Medicine speech

Responding to Matt Hancock’s point that “changes in practice by trusts are a necessary part of reducing the number and severity of claims” within his speech today at the Royal Society of Medicine, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 06 February 2019
  • Press release

MDDUS responds to DHSC announcement on GP contract

Responding to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announcement on the new GP contract, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 31 January 2019
  • Press release

Five things you need to know about state-backed indemnity

State-backed indemnity remains a great unknown with information from Government about the scheme and what it means for GPs sadly lacking. While finer details about how it will actually work are scarce, here are five things that we do know about the scheme as the April implementation date looms.

  • 22 January 2019

MDDUS responds to GMC consent consultation

Responding to the GMC consultation on Decision making and consent, MDDUS Joint head of medical division Dr John Holden said:

  • 22 January 2019
  • Press release

The partnership model in general practice - can it be saved?

Responding to Dr Nigel Watson’s GP Partnership review, an independent review into the partnership model of general practice, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 16 January 2019
  • Press release

Indemnity reform - another missed opportunity

Following today’s announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care launching a consultation on the regulation of clinical negligence indemnity cover, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 06 December 2018
  • Press release

Good complaints handling less stressful for dentists and more transparent for patients

Dental defence organisation MDDUS is proud to be one of 28 leading dental sector bodies who have jointly developed a new profession-wide complaints handling initiative.

  • 29 November 2018
  • Press release

State-backed indemnity - key commitments still missing

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services announced today that the Welsh Government plan to implement a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in Wales, similar to that planned for England.

  • 15 November 2018
  • Press release

Occurrence-based cover required for winter indemnity scheme

MDDUS is pleased to confirm they have again been commissioned by NHS England to provide indemnity to enable its members to undertake additional sessions to address the pressures on out-of-hours providers and urgent care settings over the coming winter period.

  • 27 September 2018
  • Press release

25 Jun 2019

BAME doctors are entitled to the same levels of support in their medical roles as other groups of doctors. All doct… https://t.co/YvCzmHQqvF

20 Jun 2019

Behind the scenes footage of our webinar today on raising and responding to concerns. You can access our webinars h… https://t.co/vooM6ET8SD

20 Jun 2019

Our risk adviser Kay Louise Grant @lou_kay is hosting a webinar this afternoon on raising and responding to concern… https://t.co/FYLd5Y4UUr

20 Jun 2019

RT @lizprice_risk: Great new resource. @MDDUS_News also has a Reflective Practice webinar you can attend wherever and whenever you like at…

20 Jun 2019

Read advice from @MDDUS_News dental adviser @SHenderson755 for dental care professionals on CPD and indemnity requi… https://t.co/KLQ3GqBNz8

18 Jun 2019

RT @gmcuk: We’ve created a bank of new resources to help you with reflection. They include self-learning tools, case studies and good pract…

18 Jun 2019

We welcome today's joint statement from @gmcuk and others on the benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner. Re… https://t.co/hMcIe9ycKz

18 Jun 2019

RT @PrimaryCareD: Our #consortium #member @MDDUS_News are providing discounted training sessions for #GPs and #Practices who are members of…

18 Jun 2019

RT @SHenderson755: @hwwoolnough And when you know what you are looking for give @MDDUS_News a call. Great value,a great team and a great pr…

17 Jun 2019

RT @StudentBMJ: An ideal graduation gift: a poetry book? In Scotland all lucky med students graduating in the next 3 years will be given a…

13 Jun 2019

RT @SHenderson755: .@MDDUS_News On my way to South Wales @TheBDA Branch Meeting to discuss indemnity with @MPS_Dental @TheBDA Will be fun a…

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