Foundation membership

As a newly qualified doctor you're likely to experience more pressure and demands on your time than ever before. The MDU can guide, support and defend you throughout your career.

F1 membership costs just £10 and if you plan to qualify within the next thirteen months you can apply now and receive a great gift. Choose from either:

24-hour medico-legal advice and guidance

If you face a difficult ethical or medico-legal issue, don't lose sleep. Speak to specially trained doctors and lawyers on our freephone 24-hour helpline.

Achieve your potential with education and training

Take advantage of our locally delivered medico-legal seminars, specialist training courses and online CPD, free of charge or at a substantial discount, depending on the services you choose.

Keep your finger on the pulse

You can access all areas of our website including podcasts and videos, advice, hot topics, and case studies. You can also review and update your personal membership details whenever you want.

Support when faced with media intrusion

Our media team can help you respond to enquiries and avoid common pitfalls.

Professional indemnity for claims

We can defend you against claims that arise from the normal practice of clinical medicine in the UK. Where it is appropriate that patients are compensated, we aim to do so quickly and efficiently to reduce, as far as possible, the stress for everyone involved.

Representation at a GMC fitness to practise hearing

One of the toughest experiences for a doctor is to face a registration body fitness to practise hearing. Your career and reputation is on the line. At this point you want to know you have the best medical experts and lawyers defending you. You can rest assured that we can represent you at a hearing, giving you the best chance of success.

If your GMC case leads to a referral to the High Court by the Professional Standards Authority for Health & Social Care, we can be by your side, providing you with strong legal representation.

Representation at a trust or NHS disciplinary board

If you face a disciplinary board hearing in connection with your clinical practice, we can provide you with expert advice and representation and attend with you (if we are allowed to under the board's procedures).