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MDDUS responds to Welsh government state-backed indemnity announcement

Responding to the Welsh government’s decision to introduce a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in Wales from April 2019, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 14 May 2018
  • Press release

Indemnity versus Insurance

With over 115 years’ experience of assisting members, MDDUS provides peace of mind for dentists, offering access to occurrence-based professional indemnity as well as unlimited settlement of damages and uncapped legal costs.

  • 04 May 2018
  • Press release

State-backed indemnity - what you need to know

The Department of Health in England and the Welsh government are discussing with medical defence organisations the introduction of a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in England and Wales.

  • 02 May 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS highlights five key messages for the Government to address on discount rate reform

MDDUS has highlighted five key messages for the Government to address as part of the process of setting the new discount rate to ensure fairness for all and ease wider pressures on the healthcare system.

  • 25 April 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS recruits two new dental advisers as membership grows

Dental defence organisation MDDUS has recruited two new advisers in their London office, as membership continues to grow throughout the UK.

  • 19 April 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS calls for unequivocal time commitment for a new discount rate

MDDUS welcomes changes to the way the personal injury discount rate is set in England and Wales as part of the Civil Liability Bill unveiled by the Justice Secretary David Gauke today.

  • 20 March 2018
  • Press release

Ensure your practice has a bad weather policy

Medical and dental practices should have a bad weather policy to ensure they are fully prepared for any staff disruptions caused by the harsh winter weather, says MDDUS.

  • 06 March 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS comments on Government fixed recoverable costs plans

The Department of Health and Social Care has today published its Summary of consultation responses to its Consultation on introducing fixed recoverable costs in lower value clinical negligence claims.

  • 15 February 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS urges Scottish Government to speed up discount rate reform

Scotland’s largest GP indemnifier has urged the Scottish Government to speed up reform of the controversial personal injury discount rate and stop punishing costs hampering NHS frontline services.

  • 13 February 2018
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes urgent review of gross negligence manslaughter

The UK’s fastest growing medical defence organisation MDDUS welcome today’s announcement by Jeremy Hunt that there will be an urgent review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare.

  • 06 February 2018
  • Press release

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

10 Jun 2019

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