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More doctors in the UK choose the MDU for their indemnity than any other medical defence organisation.
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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.
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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.
It’s important to have a practice policy that sets out support for staff.
Self-prescribing can lead to serious consequences. Read our guidance on prescribing for yourself or for anyone you have a close personal relationship with.
Learn how to prioritise patient safety and overcome the challenges of raising concerns in healthcare.
Your legal obligations to report acts of terrorism, and how to raise concerns if you believe a patient or colleague poses a risk to themselves or others.
Ahead of the GMC's revised Good medical practice coming into effect in January 2024, Dr Ellie Mein discusses the significance of clinical guidelines.