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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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
Discount rate announcement threatens higher cost to doctors and dentists
MDDUS vows to explore all options to help members
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.
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:
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.
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.