Our impact

Influencing others on your behalf

At the MDU, we're driven by our members' medico-legal interests.

We work on your behalf to influence the medico-legal climate and make a positive change to the key areas that affect your profession and practice.

From campaigning for fairer compensation to consulting on more efficient FTP processes, we are active in defending our members' needs.

Find out more about our recent campaigns and consultations.

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Reforms to control the costs of civil litigation have not done enough for clinical negligence claims, says MDU

Recoverability of ATE premiums for clinical negligence expert reports continues to create disproportionality between legal costs and damages awarded.

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Doctors whose patients die unexpectedly need more support

Read the MDU's response to the GMC-commissioned Independent Review of Gross Negligence Manslaughter and Culpable Homicide.

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MDU supports legal backing for healthcare safety investigatory body

We have expressed support for a draft bill intended to give legal powers to the HSIB, to further the body's contribution to improving patient safety and sharing learning across the NHS in England.

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Sentencing Council publishes revised guidelines for sentencing gross negligence manslaughter

The guidelines take on board representations made by the MDU on behalf of members.