Press releases

Healthcare professionals turn to coping mechanisms to deal with intense workplace pressures, MDU survey finds

30 January 2023

Around nine in 10 healthcare professionals say that workplace pressures have increased.

MDU initiative sees foundation doctor members raise over £30,000 for charity partners

18 January 2023

The MDU's foundation year one members (FY1) have raised over £30,000 for the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) and the Doctors’ Support Network (DSN) - two charities providing health, wellbeing and financial support to doctors and medical students across the UK.

Medical Defence Union supports national campaign to raise awareness of fatigue amongst healthcare staff

20 December 2022

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has today signed up to the national Fight Fatigue campaign to help raise awareness of fatigue amongst NHS healthcare staff.

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.