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As doctors ourselves, we know that during these unprecedented and changing times, GPs need the expert support and guidance that MDU membership provides.
In addition to expert medico-legal advice, we can offer GPs, and the wider team, a range of educational resources including online learning. If you're part of our GROUPCARE practice scheme, you can enjoy a host of extra benefits including free practice seminars (currently delivered online) and access to a 24-hour employment law and health and safety advice line.
Following the introduction of state-backed indemnity for GPs in England and Wales, MDU membership is provided on an occurrence basis for GPs in England and Wales. GP membership in Scotland and Northern Ireland continues to be provided on an occurrence basis. Find out more.
We offer our members expert guidance, personal support and robust defence in addressing medico-legal issues, complaints and claims.
Over 98% of calls to the MDU medico-legal helpline are connected straight to a medico-legal adviser during normal working hours.
Over the last 10 years we successfully defended over 77% of claims, making no compensation payments.
Robust defence of your professional reputation if you face a GMC or disciplinary hearing and need expert support and representation.
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.
Once you’re happy to proceed, you’ll need to complete an application form.
Your subscription is based on the average number of weekly sessions you work across your membership year, and we define a session as a block of anything up to four hours of clinical work.
Here's how to work out the number of hours worked per week:
Once you know the number of hours you work a week, you can work out the number of sessions:
If you’re not sure if your subscription is session-based or you have any questions about calculating sessions, contact our membership team on 0800 716 376.
Everyone’s application is unique to their work circumstances.
It’s best to start the application process around four weeks before your current indemnity ends. This will allow plenty of time for your current provider to give you a letter of good standing, if needed.
We’ll keep you regularly updated by email once we’ve received your application. If we haven’t got everything we need, we’ll be in touch to clarify things.
To avoid any gaps in your indemnity, it’s important you don’t cancel your current indemnity until your MDU membership is confirmed.
No. It’s important you wait to hear back from us about your application first. Please call our membership team on 0800 716 376 if you require your membership to start sooner.
Depending on your role, please have details about your work, registration, qualifications and indemnity history to hand.
We’re always here to help and answer any questions. Call our membership team on 0800 716 376 or connect with your local MDU liaison manager here.