Press releases

MDU initiative sees foundation doctor members raise over £35,000 for the RMBF

9 January 2024

Foundation year one members (FY1) of the Medical Defence Union (MDU) have raised over £35,000 that will be donated to the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) for the third consecutive year.

Concern over doctors’ health needs as legislation to regulate PAs and AAs introduced

14 December 2023

Legislation will be a blueprint for healthcare regulation.

Doctors need time to digest the GMC's more detailed guidance, says MDU

4 December 2023

The Medical Defence Union has expressed concern that doctors won't have enough time to fully digest the more detailed guidance, published today, relating to the GMC's updated 'Good medical practice'.

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said the expected arrival of a dual system of regulation at the GMC next year could introduce confusion to an already outdated system of healthcare professional regulation.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.