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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.
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Our advice for raising concerns about patient safety, dignity or comfort.
Advice for foundation doctors responding to a request from the coroner or procurator fiscal for a statement.
What you need to know about who can prescribe cannabis-based products.
Laws around incapacity vary across the UK – but ultimately, you must consider the best interests of a patient who lacks capacity to make their own decisions.
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