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Former GP appointed to lead MDU professional services team

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has appointed Dr Caroline Fryar as professional services director to lead the team guiding, supporting, and defending healthcare professionals with ethical and medico-legal issues. Dr Fryar has worked at the MDU for seventeen years in various roles, most recently as director of medical services. She was previously a GP. Caroline… Read more »

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