Press releases

Majority of medical professionals feel face-to-face prescribing ensures greater patient safety

1 June 2021

Nearly two thirds of medical professionals (65 per cent) surveyed believe that face-to-face prescribing ensures greater patient safety. according to new research published by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

Nearly three quarters of medical professionals feel stressed or anxious on a weekly basis

13 May 2021

73% of medical members who responded to a survey* stated they feel stressed and/or anxious on a weekly basis according to new research published by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

Plans to reform GMC procedures could unfairly impact doctors in poor health, warns MDU

11 May 2021

Proposals to remove health as grounds for a fitness to practise investigation are concerning.

MDU backs report calling for urgent need to reform healthcare regulators such as GMC

15 April 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has welcomed the findings of a review into the way healthcare regulators such as the GMC have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic leads to increase in queries to MDU employment advice line

13 April 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has led to an increasing number of GPs and practice staff contacting the Medical Defence Union's (MDU) free employment law advice line for support and advice on issues including personal conduct, sick leave and staff grievances.

MDU welcomes proposals to reform GMC fitness to practise process

26 March 2021

We welcome the publication of long-awaited government proposals to streamline the way healthcare professionals are regulated.

MDU calls for culture of caring for carers to emerge from pandemic

23 March 2021

The NHS should emerge from the pandemic with systems in place to support staff dealing with adverse incidents and burnout.

Nearly all GPs have faced a complaint during their career according to a MDU member survey

11 March 2021

97% of GPs surveyed have received a complaint against them during the course of their career, according to research published by the UK’s leading medical defence organisation.

Healthcare leaders call for action on clinical negligence claims costs to aid NHS pandemic recovery

24 February 2021

Leading healthcare organisations have called on the prime minister to put in place a plan to manage the huge bill for outstanding clinical negligence claims to aid NHS recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

MDU reports doctors are concerned about prescribing remotely as new GMC guidance published

18 February 2021

Remote consultations have become normal for many doctors during the pandemic and concerns around prescribing remotely have led doctors to seek advice from the Medical Defence Union (MDU).