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, is supporting members with a surge in regulatory investigations since the GMC restarted its processes in July.
NHS in Northern Ireland could see huge rise in the cost of clinical negligence under government proposals, warns MDU
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has warned the Northern Ireland Executive that proposals to change the way compensation claims are calculated could have a potentially ruinous impact on NHS finances and on individual GPs.
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is advising GPs to be aware of the signs and symptoms of melanoma in an article featured in the latest edition of the MDU journal which is published today.
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to record numbers of doctors seeking support and advice with medico-legal and membership queries, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today.
The NHS will struggle to recover from the strain of the coronavirus pandemic unless urgent action is taken to relieve it from the burden of clinical negligence claims, the Medical Defence Union said today.