When you need support, we’re by your side

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

Don’t rely on NHS indemnity alone or you could find yourself without support for GMC investigations, disciplinary hearings, coroner’s inquests/FAIs and patient complaints. 

Our 24-hour medico-legal helpline is answered by doctors from a range of specialties with real-life experience of the pressures and challenges you face on the wards.

Why you should choose the MDU

What are the benefits?

  • Robust defence of your professional reputation if you face a GMC, trust or disciplinary hearing.
  • 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.
  • Boost your learning with free educational seminars delivered at your hospital department with certificates of attendance provided.
  • Stay up to date with case studies, ethical dilemmas and the MDU journal.
  • Get evidence for revalidation and stay up to date with MDU online CPD, courses and webinars.

Becoming a member

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Frequently asked questions

Why do I need the join the MDU if I already have NHS indemnity?

NHS indemnity only goes so far, and the benefits of MDU membership extend well beyond just providing professional indemnity for claims.

Unlike NHS indemnity, we can also offer legal support at GMC, trust, or disciplinary hearings, access to our 24-hour medico-legal helpline, advice on dealing with media enquiries from our dedicated press office, and expert medico-legal risk management advice.

We’re also here to help you learn and develop as your career progresses, and members can take advantage of our wide range of seminars, specialist training and online CPD courses.