We care, because you do

As a healthcare professional, you’re expected to have extensive knowledge of a wide range of subjects related to your role. Whether you’re a nurse or practice manager, pharmacist or physician associate, you can count on our personal support should you need expert medico-legal advice.

We’re here for you if you face a patient complaint, disciplinary hearing or fitness to practise investigation. We also offer a range of free online educational resources and face-to-face courses to help you keep up with your professional development.

Practice managers may be interested in our group scheme. It’s free to set up and offers additional benefits for the practice such as free seminars and a 24-hour employment law advice line.

Why you should choose the MDU

What are the benefits?

  • Robust defence of your professional reputation if you face a fitness to practise investigation or disciplinary hearing.
  • Professional indemnity which meets regulatory requirements, pays your legal costs and compensates patients if you face a claim.
  • If a patient complains about the care you’ve been involved in providing, get our advice on how to respond effectively.
  • 24-hour confidential medico-legal helpline for support with difficult ethical issues such as patient consent, capacity and confidentiality.
  • Indemnity for Good Samaritan acts worldwide.
  • Discounts on our CPD verifiable courses and free access to online learning.
  • Stay up to date with case studies, ethical dilemmas and the MDU journal.

Becoming a member

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