Press releases

Recording patient consultations about consent could avoid litigation: MDU journal

14 March 2023

Having systems in place to routinely record consultations when getting consent could help doctors and patients.

MDU statement on planned industrial action

21 February 2023

MDU members with medico-legal concerns should contact us for advice.

Regulation of physician and anaesthesia associates marks welcome first step in modernising GMC processes - MDU

17 February 2023

Draft legislation published today will give the GMC powers to regulate physician and anaesthesia associates.

Healthcare professionals turn to coping mechanisms to deal with intense workplace pressures, MDU survey finds

30 January 2023

Around nine in 10 healthcare professionals say that workplace pressures have increased.

MDU initiative sees foundation doctor members raise over £30,000 for charity partners

18 January 2023

The MDU's foundation year one members (FY1) have raised over £30,000 for the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) and the Doctors’ Support Network (DSN) - two charities providing health, wellbeing and financial support to doctors and medical students across the UK.

Medical Defence Union supports national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue amongst healthcare staff

20 December 2022

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has today signed up to the national Fight Fatigue campaign to help raise awareness of fatigue amongst NHS healthcare staff.

Statement on the death of Professor Dame Clare Marx

28 November 2022

MDU pays tribute and offers condolences.

MDU welcomes findings of independent review into Dr Arora case

2 November 2022

The MDU welcomes the findings of an independent review of the GMC’s handling of the case involving MDU member, Dr Manjula Arora.

MDU calls on government to make regulatory reform top priority

28 October 2022

MDU medico-legal agenda outlines government priorities.

GMC workforce report should focus minds on regulatory reform, says MDU

18 October 2022

Top to bottom regulatory reform is needed to improve retention.