Press releases

MDU doctor members want political parties to pledge support for their health and wellbeing

11 June 2024

Over 90% of doctors responding to our survey want politicians to pledge support for the health and wellbeing of NHS staff.

Majority of respondents use social media at least once a day, survey of doctors finds

24 April 2024

The overwhelming majority (80%) of survey respondents use social media, with 78% using it at least once a day, according to new research by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

MDU successfully defends GP member involved in five years of investigations into one incident

8 April 2024

A GP member underwent a prolonged series of investigations following a patient death.

Former GP appointed to lead MDU professional services team

4 April 2024

Dr Caroline Fryar has been appointed as our new professional services director.

Unsustainable pressure on NHS affecting patient care, MDU says

11 March 2024

We share comments on an ombudsman report into cancer care complaints.

MDU welcomes GMC apology over historic homophobic laws

22 February 2024

The regulator has issued a formal apology over past regulatory actions.

MDU advises doctors not to ignore inappropriate patient behaviour

13 February 2024

Updated GMC guidance places more emphasis on speaking up about sexual advances in the workplace.

Doctors warned by MDU to be cautious when sharing information on WhatsApp groups

30 January 2024

Our advice is to only post information on private social messaging services that you would be happy to be made public.

Gifts and thank you messages from patients provide morale boost to doctors, MDU survey finds

15 January 2024

Three quarters of doctors received a gift or thank you message from a patient.

MDU initiative sees foundation doctor members raise over £35,000 for the RMBF

9 January 2024

Foundation year one members (FY1) of the Medical Defence Union (MDU) have raised over £35,000 that will be donated to the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) for the third consecutive year.