Press releases

Dual regulation for medical professionals is risky and unfair says MDU

23 November 2023

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) said the expected arrival of a dual system of regulation at the GMC next year could introduce confusion to an already outdated system of healthcare professional regulation.

MDU and Doctors in Distress partner to provide members with mental health and wellbeing support

13 November 2023

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK's leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with independent charity Doctors in Distress to provide MDU members with access to health and wellbeing services to support positive mental health.

MDU calls for fundamental reform to regulation as GMC outlines improvements

2 November 2023

We respond to a GMC update about the work being done to ensure fair investigations.

Consultants are looking to increase private practice work survey finds

24 October 2023

43% of consultants working in independent practice predict that they are likely to grow their business over the next five years.

GPs want reassurance on how to support staff with menopause, says MDU HR partner

5 October 2023

A recent legal judgement illustrates the importance for dental practices of having a menopause policy in place for staff.

Cap to control disproportionate legal costs in clinical negligence claims is an important first step, says MDU

15 September 2023

We welcome the government announcement on capping legal fees.

MDU supports GP practice in successful defence of discrimination claim by abusive patient

11 September 2023

A judge found a GP practice did not discriminate against an abusive patient who was deregistered.

Doctors under pressure need time to get to grips with new ethical standards, says MDU

22 August 2023

Only half of doctors responding to an MDU survey were confident they would have time to fully absorb the new standards.

MDU expands peer support network to aid emotionally drained workforce

10 August 2023

More help for healthcare professionals undergoing difficult medico-legal investigations.

MDU advises GP members on how to handle a historic developmental dysplasia claim

31 July 2023

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has today provided guidance to GPs on claims that can be brought following an alleged delayed diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hips.