The MDU is a not-for-profit, mutual organisation wholly dedicated to our members’ interests. Our team is led and staffed by doctors with real-life experience of the pressures and challenges faced in practice.
Since 1885, we have been indemnifying doctors for incidents arising from their clinical care of patients. We are proud of our heritage, but we are always looking forward, shaping our products and services to meet the changing needs of the medical profession.
We offer our members expert guidance, personal support and robust defence in addressing medico-legal issues, complaints and claims. Our customised services range from legal assistance to indemnity to appropriate CPD.
We work on behalf of our members to influence the medico-legal climate and make a positive change to the key areas that affect the profession and practice.
From campaigning for fairer compensation to consulting on more efficient regulatory processes, we are active in defending our members' needs.
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Doctors with unwanted human skeletons in their closets are being warned by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) about the strict rules on disposing of human remains
Responding today to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s consultation on its clinical review procedure, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said the Ombudsman needs to ensure GP practices are treated fairly and consistently.
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is reminding GPs that they will continue to need membership of a medical defence organisation following the introduction of state-backed indemnity in April 2019.
We welcome this acknowledgement by the GMC that in order to ensure their investigations are fair and balanced, they take into account system failures, when investigating individual doctors.
GPs working for an innovative service offering patients consultations at a location of their choice via an online booking system, are being provided with tailored indemnity by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).