Build firm foundations in your training years with our support

You can access medico-legal advice from experts with real-life experiences of the challenges you face on the wards, day or night.

Don’t rely on NHS indemnity alone. Make sure we’re on your side for GMC, trust or disciplinary hearings. You can also get our help with responding to patient complaints. 

Boost your confidence and your portfolio with our range of free learning resources including foundation doctor seminars at your hospital plus on-demand webinars, podcasts and videos.

Why you should choose the MDU

What are the benefits?

  • Free gift for foundation doctors when you join or renew. 
  • 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: Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme, Pocket Prescriber or Oxford Handbooks Clinical Tutor Study Cards – Medicine.
  • Join or renew for F2, pay by annual Direct Debit and choose a gift from either: Exclusive MDU rate of just £20 for access to an online exam revision tool, provided by Synap or 100 Diagnostic Dilemmas in Clinical Medicine by K. Layne, 2017.
  • Meet your foundation curriculum competencies with our free medico-legal foundation doctor seminars. Talks are co-ordinated by your local PGMC/Education Centre.
  • If a patient complains about the care you’ve been involved in providing, get our expert advice on how to effectively respond to minimise the likelihood of things escalating.
  • You can rely on our expertise with defending foundation doctors at GMC, trust and disciplinary hearings.
  • Make sure you’re ready for what comes next. Medicine on Track is designed to help you prepare for specialty recruitment.

Free gifts when you join or renew for FY1

Foundation gifts

Free gifts when you join or renew for FY1

Choose from either:

  • Oxford Handbook for the Foundation Programme
  • Pocket Prescriber
  • Oxford Handbooks Clinical Tutor Study Cards – Medicine

Make a selection in your application form.

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

Simply fill out our foundation doctor application form.

Support for foundation doctors


Starting out as a foundation doctor can be stressful but there are many ways the MDU can help.

Dr Matthew Lee, MDU professional services director, offers some tips to help new doctors.

If you are going through a claim, as I did, you need to know somebody is immediately available when you call, that they can locate your file quickly and that their advice is sensible and reliable. The MDU does all this, and on top of that, you get genuine personal support. In a time of real crisis, that’s invaluable.”

General practitioner

My experience of the MDU is that it just takes one phone call and things start to happen. I had a stalker who followed me at work, but when they began to write to me at home, I felt very threatened. I didn’t sleep for days. Then I talked to an MDU adviser, and within a few hours a plan was in place to resolve the situation. It was a huge relief.”

Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist

Frequently asked questions

Does membership meet GMC requirements?

Yes. As long as you keep us up to date with the type and amount of work you’re doing, MDU membership provides access to adequate and appropriate indemnity that meets the legal requirements set by the GMC.