medical defence

medical defence

A regionally popular term for medical malpractice insurance, which in the UK is most commonly provided by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) and the Medical Protection Society (MPS).
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THE Medical Defence Union has called for an end to NHS compensation culture after it emerged only 15 per cent of claims against medics are successful.
Tenders are invited for Medical Defence Cover for GP Specialty Trainees
Spire said compensation will be paid where it is due, but urged the Medical Defence Union (MDU), which provides insurance to doctors, "to stand behind their member", Paterson.
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has urged doctors to look out for fraudulent documents.
She explained: "Mr Paterson took out insurance with the Medical Defence Union (MDU).
The Medical Defence union branded payouts which rose PS300million to PS1.
According to the Medical Defence Union (MDU), the number of those seeking help to deal with unwanted advances has risen by a third as social networking sites, as well as emails and text messages, made contact easier.
The number of claims notified to the Medical Defence Union, which insures more than half of UK GPs, rose a fifth in 2010 compared with the previous year.
A settlement was reached out of court between Mr Quinn and his solicitor Hywel Davies, from Martyn Prowel solicitors, and Dr Bentley who was represented by the Medical Defence Union.
The RCS warning comes as the Medical Defence Union (MDU) released figures showing a rise in the number of compensation claims by obese people who have suffered complications after private stomach operations - including one death.
A spokeswoman for the Medical Defence Union clinical negligence can mean anything from "injecting a child with the wrong vaccine where no harm is caused to a doctor administering the wrong drug to a patient resulting in death".
Dr Schwartz was later charged with serious professional misconduct, but the Medical Defence Union yesterday said the General Medical Council had dropped the charges.

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