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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.
Broaden your understanding of a range of medico-legal topics with our webinars, delivered by MDU doctors.
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.
Book a free 20 minute consultation with Armstrong Watson.
A selection of members' medico-legal dilemmas and examples of how we can help.
Supporting displaced medical students in Ukraine with online education and free membership.
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.
Our webinar covers what you need to know about assessing a patient's capacity to make decisions about their treatment, and other key areas.
Local resolution meetings can be a helpful way to resolve complaints. Here's what you need to know.
This webinar delves into the details of coroners' investigations with particular reference to deaths involving opioid medication.
Learn more about how to handle complaints, steps to take when you receive a complaint, and the PHSO's model for complaint handling procedures for NHS services in England.
What do you need to know to prepare for a coroner's inquest? Medico-legal adviser Dr Nicola Lennard offers practical advice in this video.