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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The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, announced today its support for retired members with a package of benefits to help them return to work during the Covid-19 outbreak.
"The existing liabilities scheme does not apply to the MDU’s GP members. Any agreement we reach with DHSC would need to be fair to all the MDU’s members and we continue to use our best efforts to achieve this. We hope DHSC will engage in sensible discussion to bring an end to this impasse and remain committed to finding an acceptable solution"
The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading indemnity provider, is partnering with indextra, the comprehensive online medical library app, to offer its members discounted subscription to over 900 medical titles.
BASC says Defra’s decision to extend the temporary general licences in England until the end of July gives a window of certainty to the rural community.
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is warning healthcare staff to consider whether they are revealing too much about themselves online following a number of cases in which infatuated patients have been able to discover medical professionals’ personal details.