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Deliver achievable clinical negligence reform without delay, says MDU

The House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee has published the report of its inquiry into NHS litigation reform. The Medical Defence Union (MDU) engaged closely with this inquiry, submitting written evidence. The MDU welcomes the publication of today’s report but cautioned against too much focus on fundamental and complex structural change, at… Read more »

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MDU scrutinising revised guidance for doctors on good medical practice

Responding to today’s announcement that the GMC is seeking views on a revised version of Good medical practice, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said that it will be scrutinising the significant changes being proposed. The MDU, the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, explained that regulations must be compatible with the realities of doctors’ working lives and… Read more »

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Expenses: Sir Paul Kennedy's report was sympathetic to MPs' concerns
Legg process lambasted by second investigator

By Ian Dunt Sir Thomas Legg’s approach to rectifying the allowances system has been attacked by the judge appointed to hear MPs’ appeals. Sir Paul Kennedy’s report into MPs’ appeals, published today, upheld 44 of the 70 appeals made. He appeared to question the retrospective nature of Sir Thomas’ thinking – a common criticism among… Read more »

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MPs are hoping today marks the end of the expenses scandal
Day of judgement in Westminster

By Ian Dunt MPs hoping to put the expenses crisis behind them were given a rude awakening by a series of reports dredging up torrid new details of illegitimate claims today. Sir Thomas Legg’s report into the MPs who abused the expenses system was published at 10:00 GMT, together with an assessment of how much… Read more »