Press releases

Being candid with patients is second nature to doctors, MDU survey finds

29 June 2022

An MDU survey of more than 400 doctors shows doctors’ willingness to be open and honest with patients when something goes wrong in their care.

Worrying increase in clinical negligence liabilities putting public finances under strain, warns MDU

7 June 2022

Government figures reveal that clinical negligence liabilities have risen to £86 billion.

MDU advises GP practices to review zero tolerance policies as new guidance published

20 May 2022

We welcome new guidance from NHS England on taking action following inappropriate behaviour

Deliver achievable clinical negligence reform without delay, says MDU

28 April 2022

The House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee has published the report of its inquiry into NHS litigation reform.

MDU scrutinising revised guidance on good medical practice

27 April 2022

The GMC is seeking views on its core guidance for doctors.

MDU welcomes step forward for openness and learning in NHS

31 March 2022

After a successful campaign to improve the safe space provisions in the health and care bill, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) explains why this is a step forward for patient safety.

MDU offers free membership for doctors fleeing war in Ukraine

28 March 2022

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, announced today it will be offering to waive the first year of membership subscriptions for doctors fleeing Ukraine or other conflict zones and want to resume practice in NHS roles.

Step forward for safe spaces welcomed by MDU

9 March 2022

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) welcomes a vote in the House of Lords to strengthen the ‘safe space’ provisions.

Foundation doctor members raise more than £30,000 for doctor wellbeing charities

8 March 2022

MDU FY1 members have raised more than £30,000 for the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the Doctors’ Support Network.

MDU welcomes increased transparency from the GMC on the impact of its investigations

3 March 2022

Today’s GMC report into doctors’ deaths during investigations or monitoring show that lessons must be learned and improvements made.