We care, because you do

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 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 includes free membership for practice managers and offers additional free 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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Once you’re happy to proceed, you’ll need to complete an application form.

I contacted the MDU pretty much straight away and I got the feeling they were taking the matter seriously from the word go. They asked for relevant information and took charge so I don't recall feeling anxious at any point over the next two years.”

General practitioner

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