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Protection against allegations of sexual assault when undertaking ultrasound examinations - Thomson N, Moloney P.
The Medical Defence Union has reported an increase in the numbers of sexual assault allegations against doctors, although these are still thankfully rare. This short article discusses the experience of the Society of Radiographers in advising members who h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

GPs to be given advice on how to deal with amorous patients on social media
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) said British doctors were 'more accessible than ever' as a result of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake sick notes warning as software makes it easier to create convincing copy
The Medical Defence Union - which protects medics during disputes - said it had helped doctors in cases where patients bought fake sick notes online or altered letters with editing software. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MDU warns practices to look out for forged documents
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has warned GPs to watch out for forged prescriptions and sick notesHide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 2, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Carolyn Wickware Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Clinical negligence claims against hospitals almost double in a year
NHS faces compensation time bomb, Medical Defence Union warns Related items from OnMedica New system hopes to cut legal costs in negligence cases GPs not to blame for increase in negligence claims Avoidable harm still ‘too high’ in UK healthcare NHS increases support for whistleblowers Latest Ombudsman report includes 93 NHS complaints (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 26, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Priced out of medicine
Rising demand for services, a blame culture and a recruitment crisis have fuelled soaring indemnity premiums for doctors who simply want to practise medicine and are doing so in a complex and demanding environment. For how long can costs spiral out of control?  Practising in a perfect storm of slumping resource, rocketing demand and a vast recruitment crisis seems like a tough enough task for GPs. But on top of the relentless strain, doctors are being hit by a rapid rise in medical negligence claims, which means indemnity premiums have rocketed — and concerns that the compensation culture could impact on patient...
Source: BMA News - April 29, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Compensation claims against GPs have risen, says MDU
Multi-million pound compensation payment claims against GPs and consultants in private practice have soared in a three-fold increase over the last decade, according to the Medical Defence Union Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 28, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Kimberley Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Patients Latest News Source Type: news

GPs should consider saying sorry when things go wrong, says report
Doctors should not underestimate the importance of saying sorry when things go wrong, a medical defence union advises Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 28, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: Kimberley Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Patients Latest News Source Type: news

Compensation claims increase three-fold
Multi-million pound compensation payment claims against GPs and consultants in private practice have soared in a three-fold increase over the last decade, according to the Medical Defence Union (MDU). Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 22, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: ltrevallion Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Patients Practice management Latest News Source Type: news

Reduced indemnity fees rely on urgent reform, MDU says
The rising personal indemnity costs can only be halted by addressing the spiralling cost of claims, the Medical Defence Union said Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - February 4, 2016 Category: Practice Management Authors: ltrevallion Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

GPs not to blame for increase in negligence claims
Medical Defence Union blames ‘no win no fee' legislation and calls for urgent legal reformRelated items from OnMedicaGPs to get extra interim help to meet rising indemnity costsLitigation reform could save NHS billions, argues medical defence bodyRecord number of medical negligence claims predicted for JanuaryNew system hopes to cut legal costs in negligence casesTake care over new wilful neglect offence, doctors warned (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 16, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical Defence Union: Try a computerised warning system for concerning diabetes patients
Try a computerised warning system for diabetes patients who cause particular concern, to avoid the risk of rising diabetes claims, the Medical Defence Union said Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - September 14, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: ltrevallion Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Complaints Latest News Source Type: news

MDU: How to avoid the increase of sexual health allegations
Allegations of sexual assault have increased by 66% over a recent 11-year period, but they usually stem from a misunderstanding that can be avoided, the Medical Defence Union revealed Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 28, 2015 Category: Practice Management Authors: ltrevallion Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Latest News Source Type: news

More doctors wanting to remove "unflattering" web links
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has issued advice for doctors seeking to remove unwanted search results from complaints or criticism received in the past Hide related content:  Show related content read more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - July 17, 2014 Category: Practice Management Authors: johnnytsiattalou Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick HR Latest News Source Type: news

Advice for doctors criticised online
Medical Defence Union outlines the implications of a European court ruling on the right to be forgotten onlineRelated items from OnMedicaAdmissions staff look up candidates on the internetPatients who google health information can have better consultations with their GPGPs warned to seek patient consent before communicating by emailProtect patients when using social mediaDoctors on Facebook could unwittingly compromise patient relationship (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 17, 2014 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The Medical Defence Union reports 40% increase in enquiries about social media
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is reminding doctors to be careful what they post online after several recent articles have highlighted confidential patient information being shared by doctors through social media. The organisation which represents more than half of the UK's doctors has seen an increase of 40% of calls from members in relation to the internet and social media, and warns that doctors must be cautious about the information they chose to share and should consider the GMC's social media guidance when posting online. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: IT / Internet / E-mail Source Type: news

Children left disabled by meningitis after GPs failed to diagnose them are paid £28m in compensation
The Medical Defence Union, which made the payments between 2008 and 2012, has released the figures as a warning to GPs about the dangers of missing meningitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What will be the final bill for past negligence cases?
Long-running negotiations with the Medical Defence Union led to a settlement of €45 million (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - January 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical negligence cases may cost State millions
The State is facing having to pay out potentially tens of millions of euro in the years ahead to deal with medical negligence cases against members and former members of the UK-based indemnity body the Medical Defence Union (MDU) despite a €45 million settlement with the organisation announced last month. (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - January 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scrap rules banning NHS care in negligence payout cases, says doctors' defence body
Rules meaning that patients found to have been the victims of medical negligence must receive private care rather than using the NHS should be changed to curb the "unsustainable" bill for legal payouts, it has been suggested. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - January 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: compensation payouts Medical Defence Union NHS unsustainable Source Type: news