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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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: