How we are doing

Our membership team has again achieved the Customer Service Excellence Standard (CSE) in 2019, a recognised independent benchmark of excellent customer service.

We are also the proud recipients of two Princess Royal Training awards. One in recognition of the high quality of training for our medico-legal team and the other for the high quality of induction training implemented within the MDU. We are delighted to be the first medical defence organisation to achieve this accolade.

CSE logo and PRTA award for 2017 and 2018

Service performance

We want our members to receive a better level of service than they would receive elsewhere. To achieve this we set ourselves very high standards and targets for service quality, monitoring interactions with our members across telephone calls, emails, correspondence and administration, including the accuracy of application processing. We also regularly survey members to see how our service is being received. The feedback we obtain guides improvements to our service so that we can provide the best to our members.

Graph showing performance against targets over time

Member feedback

Graph showing how we compare 

Graph showing whether you would recommend us 

Graph showing satisfaction with our service 

Member comments

Here is a selection of some of the comments we received via our survey:

"Great organization providing great service - thanks very much."

"The professionalism that the MDU staff shows in any kind of question / issue / problem / advise is always excellent."

"I have always found the MDU to be courteous, helpful reassuring and kind. It's been a great comfort to have had you there throughout my career."


Over the past 12 months, only 0.13% of all telephone, letter and email enquiries received by the Membership team resulted in a complaint.

Quality of service

When measuring quality, we take into account many factors such as:

  • the politeness and professionalism of our staff
  • the clarity and accuracy of the information we provide
  • the tone of our correspondence
  • the overall time it takes to handle your enquiry
  • being mindful of security when handling your personal data.