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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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes PHSO review

Responding to today’s Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) review on how it uses clinical advice when investigating complaints, MDDUS medical adviser Dr Susan Gibson-Smith said:

  • 21 March 2019
  • Press release

MDDUS responds to appropriate clinical negligence cover consultation

MDDUS believes there is no evidence to suggest healthcare professionals and patients will be better protected through regulation of clinical negligence cover – and that the current indemnity model remains the gold standard that serves healthcare professionals and protects patients.

  • 28 February 2019
  • Press release

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