Press releases

The MDU and Armstrong Watson LLP partner to provide tax accountancy and business advisory services

14 October 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has launched a new partnership with accountancy firm Armstrong Watson LLP to offer members access to tax, accountancy and business advisory services.

Doctors concerned about being blamed when admitting mistakes, MDU survey finds

21 September 2021

Nearly a third of doctors surveyed by the MDU are concerned about the consequences of admitting errors.

MDU reveals over 99% of requests for help with medico-legal cases are supported

16 August 2021

We reveal today that almost all the requests we receive from healthcare professional members for help with medico-legal issues are supported.

Majority of independent practitioners supported NHS colleagues during pandemic, survey reveals

10 August 2021

Over half (58%) of consultants working in independent practice have provided additional NHS services to support colleagues and patients during the pandemic, according to a new survey published today.

MDU backs GMC report highlighting doctor burnout

27 July 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) welcomes today’s publication of the GMC’s annual National Training Survey which found that almost 9 in 10 trainees described their clinical supervision as good or very good while 9 in 10 trainers also stated that they enjoyed their role supporting the next generation of doctors.

MDU backs MPs' call for litigation reform

6 July 2021

A House of Commons committee report into maternity safety recommends reforms.

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).

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.

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.