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Ensure GMC standards reflect realities of medical practice, MDU urges

Changes to the GMC’s core guidance for doctors could lead to more regulatory investigations, the MDU warned today. The GMC is currently consulting on a new version of Good Medical Practice including widening the scope of the standards against which all doctors will be judged. Setting these standards is a key function of the GMC. By clearly… Read more »

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Nurse practitioners face multiple investigations into single incident

A review of nurse practitioner cases notified to leading medical defence organisation, the Medical Defence Union (MDU), has found nurses now face a similar range of medico-legal investigations into incidents as doctors. Between 2017 and 2021, the MDU helped 400 nurse members with medico-legal processes including complaints, claims, disciplinary procedures and NMC investigations. The MDU… Read more »

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Has the death knell been sounded for 'no win, no fee' claims?
Clarke hints at end to ‘no-win-no-fee’

By Peter Wozniak Ken Clarke has given the strongest indication yet that ‘no-win-no-fee’ personal injury claims may be set for the scrap heap. The justice secretary hinted that lawyers may receive a portion of damages claimed if planned moves go ahead, to discourage frivolous claims. He told Radio 4: “You should not have a situation… Read more »

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