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Treatment waiting times and appointment availability leading to doctors facing abuse, MDU survey finds

2 September 2021

Two thirds of the 418 doctors who responded to the survey said levels of abuse had increased since the start of the pandemic.

MDU reveals over 99% of requests for help with medico-legal cases are supported

16 August 2021

We reveal today that almost all the requests we receive from healthcare professional members for help with medico-legal issues are supported.

Majority of independent practitioners supported NHS colleagues during pandemic, survey reveals

10 August 2021

Over half (58%) of consultants working in independent practice have provided additional NHS services to support colleagues and patients during the pandemic, according to a new survey published today.

MDU backs GMC report highlighting doctor burnout

27 July 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) welcomes today’s publication of the GMC’s annual National Training Survey which found that almost 9 in 10 trainees described their clinical supervision as good or very good while 9 in 10 trainers also stated that they enjoyed their role supporting the next generation of doctors.

MDU and CORESS partner to promote safety in surgical practice

14 July 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK's leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS), an independent charity which promotes safety in surgical practice in the NHS and the private sector.

MDU backs MPs' call for litigation reform

6 July 2021

A House of Commons committee report into maternity safety recommends reforms.

GMC reforms may lead to investigation of historic complaints, warns MDU

17 June 2021

Long awaited reform of healthcare regulation could lead to the GMC investigating more cases against doctors dating back beyond five years.

Medics call for tougher sentences for fake doctors

15 June 2021

The Medical Defence Union has called for tougher sentences for people posing as registered medical doctors to protect the public in the wake of the pandemic.

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MDU continues doctors for doctors ethos with new chief executive

8 June 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK's first and leading medical defence organisation for doctors, today announced that it has appointed a new chief executive.

Majority of medical professionals feel face-to-face prescribing ensures greater patient safety

1 June 2021

Nearly two thirds of medical professionals (65 per cent) surveyed believe that face-to-face prescribing ensures greater patient safety. according to new research published by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).