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MDDUS urges rapid move from analysis to action as it gives cautious welcome to discount rate consultation

MDDUS has given a cautious welcome to the Ministry of Justice consultation document on how the personal injury discount rate should be set in future.

  • 30 March 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS response to discount rate change in Scotland

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny responds to the Scottish Government’s announcement today to follow the decision made in England by the Lord Chancellor and cut the discount rate applied to personal injury claims from 2.5% to -0.75%.

  • 27 March 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS plays leading role in strengthening new GMC guidance

MDDUS is pleased the GMC has addressed its concerns on how “adequate and appropriate indemnity and insurance” is interpreted as part of the updated guidance Insurance, indemnity and medico-legal support launched today.

  • 22 March 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS welcomes government debate on indemnity

MDDUS welcomes today’s planned Westminster Hall debate on GP indemnity costs in England and believes reform is needed to protect patients and healthcare professionals.

  • 15 March 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS urges Lord Chancellor to pause the discount rate change - and advises the Scottish Government to learn from UK mistakes

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny comments further on the impact on the NHS and individual clinicians in general following the Lord Chancellor’s decision to reduce the discount rate.

  • 10 March 2017
  • Press release

Discount rate announcement threatens higher cost to doctors and dentists

MDDUS vows to explore all options to help members

  • 27 February 2017

MDDUS respond to health questions exchange

MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny comments on the exchange between health secretary Jeremy Hunt and John Pugh MP at health questions today.

  • 07 February 2017
  • Press release

MDDUS seek swift, decisive and joined-up action on government consultation

Responding to today’s launch of the Department of Health’s consultation Introducing Fixed Recoverable Costs in Lower Value Clinical Negligence Claims, MDDUS CEO Chris Kenny said:

  • 30 January 2017
  • Press release

Fitness to practise reform vital to reduce stress on dentists

UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS believes patients and dentists will benefit if reform proposals from the General Dental Council are implemented swiftly, fairly and consistently.

  • 26 January 2017
  • Press release

Proposed 'safe space' needs further work before implementation

MDDUS believes the proposed development of a ‘safe space’ in healthcare safety investigations requires further definition as interventions which are high on rhetoric and low on detailed statutory and implementation planning run risk of being counter-productive.

  • 19 December 2016

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We welcome today's joint statement from @gmcuk and others on the benefits of becoming a reflective practitioner. Re…

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

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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.

13 Jun 2019

Our risk adviser Alan Frame is hosting a session on Technology in practice: how to avoid common pitfalls at the AiT…

12 Jun 2019

Prescribing happiness: From bingo to Bollywood and bird watching, GPs are being encouraged to prescribe social acti…

12 Jun 2019

Our senior risk adviser Liz Price is providing a patient safety masterclass for PMs and GPs in our London office to…

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…

10 Jun 2019

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

10 Jun 2019

RT @JohnGillies6: Thx @Abi_Rimmer ! And to @ByLeavesWeLive @PolygonBooks @MDDUS_News @RCGPScotland for bringing the third edition of this b…

10 Jun 2019

RT @PrimaryCareD: Please contact us if you would like to access your discounted training courses from @MDDUS_News ! @CAPSTICKSLLP @agencia_…

10 Jun 2019

Our risk team have a number of training courses coming up in our London office over the next couple of months, incl…

08 Jun 2019

MDDUS board member @jasonleitch receives CBE in Queen's birthday honours list

08 Jun 2019

Congrats to @jasonleitch one of our board members whose work in healthcare quality has been recognised in today’s #Honours with a CBE