Supporting you throughout your career

As a medical defence organisation, we know that support in your role as a clinical fellow is crucial.

When you choose the MDU, you’re putting your reputation in the hands of people who understand how important it is. Our expert team of doctors and lawyers offer dedicated medico-legal support 24/7, giving you advice and peace of mind wherever you are in your career. And that's on top of providing professional indemnity to fill the gaps left by the NHS.

You can also explore our professional development resources covering communication challenges, consent and capacity, complaints, and much more.

Request a quote or apply below, and choose 'hospital doctor' as your role.

Why you should choose the MDU

  • Support and representation for professional challenges not covered by NHS indemnity, including disciplinary proceedings, GMC investigations, coroners’ inquests/FAIs and criminal investigations relating to your clinical practice.

  • Indemnity for work that falls outside your NHS contractual duties, including private practice work, fee-paying services and good Samaritan acts.

  • Expert advice from our 24-hour medico-legal helpline.

  • Press office support in the event of unwanted media attention.

  • Risk management advice and resources to support your professional development, such as webinars, courses and e-learning.

  • Help dealing with and responding to patient complaints.

  • A local MDU liaison manager, who can answer your membership questions, provide free group seminars on medico-legal hot topics, and offer support for local events.

Two steps to becoming a member

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Get a quote

Request a quote first to find out how much your subscription will be. Within a few working days, we’ll email you an application pack, including your quote.

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Complete your application

Once you’re happy to proceed, you'll need to complete an application form.