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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.
Join or renew by annual Direct Debit and choose a gift.
Book a free 20 minute consultation with Armstrong Watson.
One foundation doctor offers tips on preparing for your new role.
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.
What you need to know about your professional obligations for reporting female genital mutilation (FGM).
Learn more about complaints handling, what to do when you receive a complaint, the ombudsman’s view and tips on reaching a resolution.
GPs need to be aware of local child protection procedures when identifying and safeguarding children at risk.
What you need to know about assessing testamentary capacity - the ability or understanding needed to make a valid will.
You have a legal and ethical duty to raise concerns if you suspect a vulnerable adult patient is being abused or neglected.