Press releases

MDU welcomes drop in GMC complaints

4 December 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has welcomed today’s news that complaints about doctors to the GMC dropped by 8% in 2017.

Six point plan to save the NHS from rising cost of clinical negligence revealed by MDU

23 November 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has revealed a six point reform plan which could save the NHS from the crippling effects of the current clinical negligence claims bill.

Doctors who find a skeleton in the closet warned by MDU about rules on disposal

29 October 2018

Doctors with unwanted human skeletons in their closets are being warned by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) about the strict rules on disposing of human remains.

MDU says Ombudsman's clinical standard must be clearer

22 October 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) said the Ombudsman needs to ensure GP practices are treated fairly and consistently

The MDU advises GPs to 'mind the gap' when the state-backed indemnity scheme is introduced

17 October 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is reminding GPs that they will continue to need membership of a medical defence organisation following the introduction of state-backed indemnity in April 2019.

MDU welcomes training for GMC staff in human factors

10 October 2018

The MDU welcomes today's announcement by the GMC that its case examiners and clinical experts are to receive human factors* training and that it will draw on human factors experts to better understand system failures when investigating doctors.

MDU announces winter indemnity support for 2018

27 September 2018

For the fourth year running, MDU GP members undertaking additional out-of-hours sessions over the peak winter period can apply to have their indemnity costs funded by NHS England.

GPs working for home visiting service indemnified by MDU

25 September 2018

GPs working for an innovative service offering patients consultations at a location of their choice via an online booking system, are being provided with tailored indemnity by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

GPs can expect to be sued once every 10 years, the MDU reveals

20 September 2018

GPs can expect to be sued four times during a 40 year career, though very few are likely to be found negligent, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed today as it called for a solution to the compensation crisis.

MDU successful in supporting doctor at Court of Appeal

17 September 2018

The MDU has successfully supported a doctor at the Court of Appeal in a case that upheld a fitness to practise tribunal finding.