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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

Doctors to adopt patient-centric approach to consent

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS is reminding doctors to adopt a patient-centric approach to the consenting process.

  • 10 November 2016

Dentists reminded of GDC's indemnity requirements

UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS is reminding dentists that it is now a GDC requirement to have appropriate full indemnity in place as part of their annual retention fee (ARF) renewal process.

  • 08 November 2016

MDDUS encourages members to use advice line

The medical defence organisation MDDUS is keen to dispel the myth that contacting the organisation’s advice line impacts on the subscription rates members pay.

  • 04 October 2016

Get your dental career off to a flying start

MDDUS dental members in Scotland can now take advantage of a great new service designed especially for dentists who are just starting out in their career.

  • 21 September 2016

MDDUS urges government to push through plans to reduce legal costs

MDDUS strongly supports early implementation of measures to reduce legal costs in clinical negligence cases.

  • 24 August 2016

A good start, but now tackle the root causes

Following today’s NHS England GP indemnity review announcement, MDDUS chief executive Chris Kenny said:

  • 28 July 2016

MDDUS joins forces with Capsticks to provide free legal advice

MDDUS is announcing a new partnership with law firm Capsticks that enables GP and practice manager members in England and Wales to access a free 20-minute legal consultation and ongoing discount rates on non-indemnity issues.

  • 19 July 2016

MDDUS reassures members over annual indemnity declaration

UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS would like to reassure members following a recent General Dental Council (GDC) announcement about a new annual indemnity declaration.

  • 22 June 2016

If in doubt, get confirmation of parental responsibility in writing

Dentists are urged to exercise caution and ask for written confirmation where there is uncertainty over who has parental responsibility to provide consent on behalf of a child.

  • 13 June 2016

25 Jun 2019

BAME doctors are entitled to the same levels of support in their medical roles as other groups of doctors. All doct… https://t.co/YvCzmHQqvF

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