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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.
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.
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A doctor's responsibility is to certify a deceased patient's cause of death by issuing a medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD).
The use of surveillance in healthcare settings can be problematic because of the need to protect patients' confidentiality.
The MDU was able to assist a consultant who felt a trust's response to a complaint didn't accurately reflect the facts.
A surgeon needed to check that a patient's consent was still valid before performing an operation, and called the MDU for advice.
An unexpected call from the coroner led to an MDU consultant member calling for support with making a statement.
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