Press releases

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 backs MPs' call for litigation reform

6 July 2021

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

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).

Nearly three quarters of medical professionals feel stressed or anxious on a weekly basis

13 May 2021

73% of medical members who responded to a survey* stated they feel stressed and/or anxious on a weekly basis according to new research published by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

MDU backs report calling for urgent need to reform healthcare regulators such as GMC

15 April 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has welcomed the findings of a review into the way healthcare regulators such as the GMC have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.

MDU welcomes proposals to reform GMC fitness to practise process

26 March 2021

We welcome the publication of long-awaited government proposals to streamline the way healthcare professionals are regulated.

Nearly all GPs have faced a complaint during their career according to a MDU member survey

11 March 2021

97% of GPs surveyed have received a complaint against them during the course of their career, according to research published by the UK’s leading medical defence organisation.

Fear of complaints pushing doctors to breaking point, warns MDU

15 February 2021

Doctors fear a wave of complaints due to the difficulties of caring for patients during the pandemic, according to a new survey published today.

MDU urges regulators to continue with face-to-face fitness to practise hearings in contested cases

5 January 2021

Responding to the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care review of lessons to be learned from regulation during the pandemic.

NHS under strain from rocketing clinical negligence costs

12 July 2019

The NHS is under enormous strain from rising costs of clinical negligence claims.