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More doctors in the UK choose the MDU for their indemnity than any other medical defence organisation.
Practice savings and benefits.
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.
Your decisions change lives for good.
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.
It takes time to settle into medical school, so go easy on yourself.
Book a free 20 minute consultation with Armstrong Watson.
A selection of members' medico-legal dilemmas and examples of how we can help.
You can call our medico-legal helpline
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Find out about the membership benefits for your role, and everything you need to know about joining us, from getting a quote to applying.
Patients become ‘challenging’ for a number of reasons. Here, we advise on managing the patient while protecting yourself, staff and other patients.
Advice for maintaining professional integrity and boundaries on social media.
What to do and how to respond when patients go online to criticise you.
You have responsibilities to a patient if their condition or treatment affects their ability or fitness to drive.
What should you do if a patient wants to record a consultation, overtly or covertly?