We listen when you need to be heard

Find your feet with the MDU by your side when you’re training to be a GP.

You can count on our expert guidance, personal support and robust defence if your clinical competence or care of patients is questioned.

Our 24-hour medico-legal helpline is here for you in these challenging times. You can look to us for support and guidance if you face a patient complaint or need practical advice on issues such as consulting with patients remotely.

Get training support and CPD with our learning resources and online guidance and advice.

Why you should choose the MDU

What are the benefits?

  • Professional medical indemnity which meets GMC requirements, pays your legal costs and compensates patients if you face a claim.
  • Expert advice from our 24-hour medico-legal helpline on difficult ethical areas such as patient consent, capacity and confidentiality.
  • Access free e-learning for GPSTs on ethics in General Practice.
  • Get evidence for revalidation and stay up to date with MDU online CPD, courses and webinars.
  • Stay up to date with case studies, ethical dilemmas and the MDU journal.

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.

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Frequently asked questions

How do you calculate a session?

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:

  • Do include:
    • anything that might give rise to a clinical negligence claim, such as time spent writing up clinical notes, making referrals, issuing prescriptions and so on
    • regularly worked extra hours (eg, if the surgery frequently overruns)
  • Don't include:
    • time spent on general admin, employee issues, etc.
    • extra hours you might occasionally work (eg, if the surgery occasionally overruns beyond your scheduled hours)
    • annual/study leave or time away from the practice.

Once you know the number of hours you work a week, you can work out the number of sessions:

Calculating 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.

How long will it take to process my application?

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.

Can I start work immediately after I’ve applied?

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.

What information do I need to complete my membership application?

Depending on your role, please have details about your work, registration, qualifications and indemnity history to hand.

I need help completing my application form. Who do I contact?

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.