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 MDU has said it believes virtual Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) regulatory hearings have brought benefits in some cases, which could continue in future.
Doctors struggling to deal with a medico-legal investigation can now access the Medical Defence Union’s (MDU) new peer support network, according to an article published in the latest edition of the MDU journal.
The MDU has revealed it is busy supporting doctors with over 2,500 complaints and adverse incidents which have arisen since the pandemic began, including GMC cases.
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has published guidance for doctors on how to avoid a delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer to coincide with leading men’s health charity Movember’s annual moustache-growing fundraiser.
The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has today welcomed a joint statement supporting doctors in clinical practice throughout the second wave of COVID-19.