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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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MDDUS responds to regulation reform consultation

Responding to the Department of Health consultation Promoting, professionalism, reforming regulation, which canvasses views on amalgamation of the nine existing regulators to form three or four new regulators, MDDUS senior lawyer and practice development manager Joanna Jervis said:

  • 24 January 2018
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MDDUS welcomes justice committee report on access to justice

Holyrood’s Justice Committee today issued a report that aims to improve access to justice for those bringing a civil claim to court in Scotland.

  • 23 December 2017
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MDDUS welcomes GMC report and steps taken to improve efficiency

The General Medical Council (GMC) has today published The state of medical education and practice 2017, which identifies some of the challenges facing the medical profession.

  • 19 December 2017
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MDDUS welcomes GDC proposals to reform dental regulation

The General Dental Council (GDC) has today published Shifting the balance: The GDC’s response to your views and next steps, as part of its strategy to reform dental regulation.

  • 13 December 2017
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MDDUS welcomes PAC report and urges Government to tackle drivers of increasing costs

Commenting on the Public Accounts Committee’s report Managing the costs of clinical negligence in hospital trusts, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 01 December 2017
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