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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.
Book a free 20 minute consultation with Armstrong Watson.
It takes time to settle into medical school, so go easy on yourself.
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.
Doctors must have seen the patient during last illness or attended the body to certify death.
Facing a complaint or a claim can be difficult but there are steps you can take to help manage the stress involved.
Final year student Zainab Hussain explains how using her second language helped her communicate better with patients during placements.
This webinar provides a good introduction to the fundamentals of conflict resolution and considers the role of compassion when interacting with patients and colleagues.
If your practice plans to delegate more tasks to non-clinical staff, consider these medico-legal aspects.