Press releases

Statement on the death of Professor Dame Clare Marx

28 November 2022

MDU pays tribute and offers condolences.

MDU encourages GPs to get support early as complaints increase by 37% on pre-Covid levels

28 November 2022

NHS figures show a surge in complaints involving GP practices

MDU welcomes findings of independent review into Dr Arora case

2 November 2022

The MDU welcomes the findings of an independent review of the GMC’s handling of the case involving MDU member, Dr Manjula Arora.

MDU calls on government to make regulatory reform top priority

28 October 2022

MDU medico-legal agenda outlines government priorities.

GMC workforce report should focus minds on regulatory reform, says MDU

18 October 2022

Top to bottom regulatory reform is needed to improve retention.

MDU appoints new chairman and vice-chairman to support member interests

11 October 2022

The MDU, the UK's first and leading medical defence organisation for doctors, today announced the appointment of Dr Simon Watkin and Mr Tom Norfolk as chairman and vice-chairman respectively to the MDU’s board of management.

Majority of independent practitioners feel increasingly stressed and anxious compared to before the pandemic

8 September 2022

Over half (55%) of individuals working in independent practice feel their stress and anxiety levels are now worse compared to before the pandemic, according to a new survey published today by the MDU.

Disproportionate legal costs make case for reform, MDU annual report reveals

4 August 2022

Legal costs in some lower value medical negligence claims exceed compensation paid to patients.

Clinical negligence liabilities overshadow public finances, MDU warns

26 July 2022

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) says it is extremely worrying that the amount of money earmarked to cover the total cost of clinical negligence claims (including both IBNR and PPOs) against the NHS in England has risen to £128.6 billion.

Ensure GMC standards reflect realities of medical practice, MDU urges

22 July 2022

Changes to the GMC’s core guidance for doctors could lead to more regulatory investigations.