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MDU welcomes step forward for openness and learning in NHS

31 March 2022

After a successful campaign to improve the safe space provisions in the health and care bill, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) explains why this is a step forward for patient safety.

MDU offers free membership for doctors fleeing war in Ukraine

28 March 2022

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, announced today it will be offering to waive the first year of membership subscriptions for doctors fleeing Ukraine or other conflict zones and want to resume practice in NHS roles.

Step forward for safe spaces welcomed by MDU

9 March 2022

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) welcomes a vote in the House of Lords to strengthen the ‘safe space’ provisions.

Foundation doctor members raise more than £30,000 for doctor wellbeing charities

8 March 2022

MDU FY1 members have raised more than £30,000 for the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the Doctors’ Support Network.

MDU welcomes increased transparency from the GMC on the impact of its investigations

3 March 2022

Today’s GMC report into doctors’ deaths during investigations or monitoring show that lessons must be learned and improvements made.

MDU appoints new head of Scottish affairs to champion member interests

1 February 2022

Mr Jerard Ross will head up a team championing the interests of the MDU’s growing number of members in Scotland.

GMC guidance on fatigued doctors welcomed by MDU

18 January 2022

Updated COVID-19 guidance published for GMC fitness to practise decision makers.

Sleep deprived doctors concerned about patient safety

17 January 2022

MDU survey finds tiredness impairs doctors' ability to care for patients.

MDU calls for government action on violence against healthcare workers

8 November 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is calling on the government to take concerted action to prevent and reduce violence against healthcare staff.

Tax rise payments from over 8 million people needed to fund NHS litigation

25 October 2021

The Health and Social Care Levy of 1.25% could be swallowed up by the amounts being paid out each year in NHS clinical negligence claims.