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Our impact

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Our impact

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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MDU says discount rate law must change

The Medical Defence Union says the law governing the discount rate is not fit for purpose and the new Government must change it.

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Fixed recoverable costs should be extended to all claims, says MDU

The MDU supports a proposal to introduce fixed costs for all clinical negligence claims with awards up to £250,000.

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Culture change is needed for openness and transparency in investigations

In order to encourage their cooperation, staff need to know they will be supported, rather than blamed.

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Never events should be learned from alongside all patient incidents, says MDU

All patient safety incidents should have equal priority and be investigated thoroughly, as they all provide opportunities for learning.

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