Press releases

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.

The MDU and Armstrong Watson LLP partner to provide tax accountancy and business advisory services

14 October 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has launched a new partnership with accountancy firm Armstrong Watson LLP to offer members access to tax, accountancy and business advisory services.

Doctors concerned about being blamed when admitting mistakes, MDU survey finds

21 September 2021

Nearly a third of doctors surveyed by the MDU are concerned about the consequences of admitting errors.

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.