Our impact

Influencing others on your behalf

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 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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MDU hopes Williams' review recommendations will lead to fewer manslaughter investigations

We used our experience in defending doctors facing gross negligence manslaughter investigations to contribute to the review.

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Free up healthcare regulators to do their job better, says MDU

The GMC and other regulators of healthcare professionals need greater flexibility to become more efficient and responsive to the changing regulatory environment.

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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.