About MDU

The MDU is led and staffed by doctors who have real-life experience of the pressures and challenges you face every day. Their expertise in medico-legal issues, complaints and claims is unparalleled.

Since 1885, we have been indemnifying doctors for incidents arising from their clinical care of patients. We are proud of our heritage, but we are always looking forward, shaping our products and services to meet the changing needs of the medical profession.

Our heritage

We're the world’s first medical defence organisation, and we’re proud of our rich history of guiding, supporting and defending our members.

Discover more about our heritage

Modern slavery statement

This statement relates to actions and activities undertaken during our last financial year to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our business or in our supply chain.

Modern slavery statement

Memorandum and Articles of Association

Signed by our founders in 1885, they form our constitution and govern the way we're run.

Download our Memorandum and Articles of Association

How we are doing

Find out about our service standards, results from our satisfaction survey and the actions we’re taking following your feedback.

Find out how we're doing

Careers at the MDU

Self-motivated team player with a passion for providing a high level of service?

See our current vacancies

Our impact: influencing others on your behalf

Find out more about our recent campaigns and consultations.

Find out about our impact

The Medical Defence Union tax strategy

Our tax strategy for the year ending 31 December 2022.

Read our tax strategy

Annual report and accounts

Detailing our financial activities last year.

Download our annual report