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More doctors in the UK choose the MDU for their indemnity than any other medical defence organisation.
Led and staffed by doctors with real life experience of the pressure you face.
Over 98% of calls to the MDU medico-legal helpline are connected straight to a medico-legal adviser during normal working hours.
In 2021 we successfully defended over 85% of claims, making no compensation payments to patients.
Our expert team of doctors, lawyers and claims handlers are on hand to provide support when you need it.
Founded in 1885, we are proud of our heritage yet always looking forward and shaping our products and services to meet the changing needs of the profession.
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That's why, should something go wrong, we're with you every step of the way.
With state-backed indemnity, you still need our expert guidance. MDU support can help reduce any anxiety or stress.
We explore common myths and explain when and how the MDU can help you.
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Doctors must have seen the patient during last illness or attended the body to certify death.
The Medical Mediation Foundation team offer some tips on how to build your capacity for compassion.
A wider range of healthcare professionals will be able to certify patients fit to work.
A quick guide on issuing fit notes to patients who have been off sick, and your ethical obligations.
Doctors may be required to prepare reports or statements for a number of purposes. Here are some general report writing tips.
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