We can help with many types of medico-legal issues as well as provide support for your professional development.

Giving medico-legal advice is why defence organisations exist, so don’t hesitate to get in touch at any stage of your career. 

"I asked people I trust who they were with. They all said the MDU."

Foundation doctor

FY2 gifts

100 Dilemmas in Clinical Medicine or Synap revision tool

FY2 gifts

Choose from:

100 Diagnostic Dilemmas in Clinical Medicine


Exclusive £20 rate on the Synap online exam revision tool for MRCP Part 1, MRCS Part A or MRCPsych Paper A

For terms go to themdu.com/terms

ST1/CT1 gifts

Doctor name stamp or Ophthalmoscope

ST1/CT1 gifts

Choose from:

Doctor stamp personalised with name and GMC number


Pocket-sized ophthalmoscope and otoscope

For terms go to themdu.com/terms


What you can expect to pay

  • FY2: £20

  • ST1/CT1: £48

Subscriptions are valid from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 for doctors practising in the UK (excluding Scotland). For Scottish subscriptions click here.

Call 0800 716 376 to set up or change a Direct Debit.

Not moving to ST1/CT1?

If you intend to do GP specialty training, other further training, work as a locum in the UK, or study overseas, you can still renew. And if you pay your subscription by annual Direct Debit you can also request a gift. It's easy to do and you could pay a lot less than you think.

Complete the gift request, let us know what you’re planning to do, and we’ll confirm the subscription.

Renew your membership today

As a mutual membership organisation we’re here to support our members’ best interests. Here’s a reminder of some of the benefits of membership:
  • 24-hour medico-legal helpline.

  • Support preparing responses to patient complaints.

  • Support at GMC investigations, disciplinary hearings, and coroner's inquests/FAIs.

  • Indemnity for work not covered by NHS indemnity including Good Samaritan acts.

  • Risk management guides, case studies and journal articles.

  • Professional development resources including webinars, seminars and e-learning.

You can rest assured

Helping our members to practise with confidence since 1885