Fair compensation

Billions of pounds are leaving the NHS in clinical negligence damages awards

This is putting an unsustainable strain on the NHS and affects us all - as medical professionals, as patients and as tax payers.

Take action - use your voice

Compensation to patients must be fair. The MDU is campaigning for legal reforms to ensure levels of compensation are proportionate and affordable, balancing the needs of society, the NHS and taxpayers.

What needs to happen:

  • reform of how compensation awards are calculated
  • caps on the level of damages awarded for future care
  • damages for loss of earnings limited to three times the national average salary per year.

Get involved in the campaign



Medico-legal government agenda

The MDU published its medico-legal government agenda outlining three key priorities for the recently appointed Health and Social Care Secretary, including getting to grips with runaway clinical negligence costs. 

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Change compensation laws in NHS interests

In this Times article, marking the NHS's 75th birthday, the MDU's Dr Michael Devlin explains that the relevant legislation governing compensation arrangements is older than the NHS itself (paywall applies)

Read the news article here

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Critical issues

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The campaign

The campaign

What we are campaigning for and why