Press releases

MDU says COVID pandemic highlights urgent need for legal reform

25 January 2021

The MDU has urged the government to commit to action on clinical negligence claims reform.

MDU backs report for greater support for healthcare staff following patient safety incidents

14 January 2021

A report calling for greater support for healthcare staff dealing with the aftermath of a patient safety incident has been welcomed by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

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.

Majority of GPs plan to continue with remote consultations and triage post COVID-19 - MDU survey

15 December 2020

GP members tell us how their working practices have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MDU says some virtual MPTS regulatory hearings may be here to stay

1 December 2020

The MDU will share its insights into remote hearings today at the GMC annual conference.

Medical Defence Union launches new member peer support network

30 November 2020

Doctors struggling to deal with a medico-legal investigation can now access the Medical Defence Union’s (MDU) new peer support network, according to an article published in the latest edition of the MDU journal.

MDU reveals over 2,500 complaints made against doctors during pandemic, as GMC report published

27 November 2020

The MDU has revealed it is busy supporting doctors with over 2,500 complaints and adverse incidents, including GMC cases.

MDU advises doctors on how to prevent a delayed diagnosis of prostate and testicular cancer

18 November 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has published guidance for doctors on how to avoid a delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer, to coincide with Movember.

MDU welcomes joint statement on support for doctors during the second COVID-19 wave

11 November 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has today welcomed a joint statement supporting doctors in clinical practice throughout the second wave of COVID-19.

Huge rise in cost of clinical negligence in Northern Ireland may have been averted for now says MDU

23 October 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, has welcomed news that proposals to change the way compensation claims are calculated in Northern Ireland may not now go ahead.