The benefits of corporate membership - The MDU
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The benefits of corporate membership

Our market-leading corporate indemnity integrates with your individual clinicians’ indemnity to support your whole company.


  • Indemnity and defence costs for claims brought against the company for its activities in providing clinical professional services
  • Indemnity for a company for legal expenses incurred in relation to an investigation or enquiry by a governmental or regulatory authority (but not a registration body)
  • Indemnity for legal expenses incurred in defending allegations of corporate manslaughter, harassment and unlawful discrimination
  • Indemnity extension can be arranged to provide for legal costs incurred by the company for individual directors for the company who are doctors, but who are not otherwise indemnified, who have to attend GMC enquiries into their fitness to practise in relation to their involvement in the company's affairs
  • Indemnity includes support for Good Samaritan Acts for your identified staff 

Other benefits of MDU corporate membership include access to:

  • which contains case histories and medico-legal articles
  • risk management advice
  • specialist risk assessment
  • free 24-hour employment law advice line
  • personal account management
  • expert publications on topics such as confidentiality and consent.

Free employment advice support for MDU corporate members

Whether your business is new or has been trading for many years, at some stage you are likely to have a problem at work with an employee or an ex-employee. For example:

  • Your probationary practice nurse keeps turning up late for work.
  • You are told that someone you recently employed has a criminal conviction. 
  • Your healthcare assistant wants to reduce their hours due to family commitments.

The Peninsula employment advice service includes:

  • 24/7 helpdesk, to guide you through all kinds of employment law issues and problems
  • dedicated consultants with in-depth experience in employment legislation, contractual requirements and case law precedents
  • advice line access via telephone or email
  • assistance in drafting any follow up letters
  • telephone coaching in managing difficult or complex employee relations issues
  • free access to The Bottom Line online magazine which provides advice on health and safety, personnel and employment law issues. You’ll need to register to receive The Bottom Line by emailing

To take advantage of this benefit call the free Peninsula employment advice line, on 0844 892 2487 and quote your Peninsula access code and your MDU Corporate membership number.

Free benefits for practice managers and practice nurses

Practice managers and practice nurses employed by the company can apply to become individual MDU members free of charge. Their free membership, which applies only while they are employed by the company and while the company is an MDU corporate member, includes the following benefits:

  • access to the MDU's 24-hour medico-legal helpline
  • access to seek assistance in preparing a case and representation at a Nursing and Midwifery Council hearing relating to matters of clinical practice and personal misconduct
  • access to seek support with criminal investigations and proceedings arising from clinical practice
  • access to seek advice and representation in dealing with press or media enquiries
  • free training seminars from the MDU team of liaison managers
  • access to for case histories and the latest medico-legal articles
  • our publications on confidentiality and consent.

Free individual MDU membership for practice nurses and practice managers doesn't include individual professional indemnity.

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