Like you, we’ve worked hard to become the best at what we do

With over 130 years' experience we know what it takes to be the best. That's why over the past 10 years, we have successfully defended almost 77% of claims against our members.

With all the risks and challenges you face daily, it's reassuring to know your professional reputation is safe with the MDU. Here's a reminder of why:

  • 24-hour medico-legal helpline from an award-winning team
  • The UK's largest medico-legal team with real life experiences of the challenges you face
  • Robust defence at disciplinary hearings, GMC hearings and inquests
  • Professional medical indemnity for claims
  • Round-the-clock press office support when you need it
  • Up to date guidance and advice on the go through the MDU app.

Stronger in numbers

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Over 50,000

MDU members supported with complaints and professional matters over the last 5 years.

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Over 80%

of MDU claims successfully defended in 2018 making no compensation payments.

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Almost 90%

of MDU cases had no adverse finding by the GMC, over the last 5 years.

Professor Bill Ribbans contacted the MDU after receiving a letter from solicitors representing a previous patient.

The patient was considering taking legal action, as they were unhappy with their treatment. The complexity of the case required specific medical expertise to resolve. The MDU is run by doctors for doctors and provides 24-hour advice from award-winning medico-legal advisers.