Press releases

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.

Concern over doctors’ health needs as legislation to regulate PAs and AAs introduced

14 December 2023

Legislation will be a blueprint for healthcare regulation.

Doctors need time to digest the GMC's more detailed guidance, says MDU

4 December 2023

The Medical Defence Union has expressed concern that doctors won't have enough time to fully digest the more detailed guidance, published today, relating to the GMC's updated 'Good medical practice'.

Dual regulation for medical professionals is risky and unfair says MDU

23 November 2023

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) said the expected arrival of a dual system of regulation at the GMC next year could introduce confusion to an already outdated system of healthcare professional regulation.

MDU and Doctors in Distress partner to provide members with mental health and wellbeing support

13 November 2023

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK's leading medical defence organisation, has launched a new partnership with independent charity Doctors in Distress to provide MDU members with access to health and wellbeing services to support positive mental health.