The app is available for all members to download on their iPhone, iPad, Android phone and Android tablet via the Apple and Google app stores.
The new app allows individuals to access expert medico-legal advice 24/7 by enabling them to customise their news feeds so they receive content which is of interest and relevance to them, get assistance by searching frequently asked questions and scour the MDU's vast number of case studies, guides and articles, including the MDU journal, at a time and place that is convenient to them.
Caroline Fryar, head of advisory services at the MDU, said:
'We are delighted to offer our members guidance, advice and professional development through an app.
'As doctors have ever increasing workloads and busy lives, it was important for us to create a tool that would be a convenient and useful way for our members to access practical advice and support while on-the-go.'
Having recently surveyed members' technology use, the MDU found that 69.4% of respondents would use an MDU app. Indeed, many members already use apps, from providers including the BNF, NICE and the BMJ, for work purposes. The survey also found that members aged 25-34 years were most likely to use a medical related app for work (75.4%) while those aged 55-64 years old were the least likely (33.6%).
Visit the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store to download the MDU app.
This guidance was correct at publication 02/07/2018. It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.