MDU statement on planned industrial action

MDU members with medico-legal concerns should contact us for advice.

We recognise the extraordinary pressures on the NHS and on doctors at present. The BMA has published guidance on the contractual and employment aspects of taking part in strike action.

We appreciate that medico-legal concerns might arise from such plans - both for those participating and those not. The GMC has acknowledged a doctor's right to take part in lawful industrial action. The regulator also emphasises the importance of working with employers to plan as effectively as possible to maintain patient safety during the period of action.

MDU members who have questions or concerns should contact our 24-hour advice line on 0800 716 646.

This page was correct at publication on 21/02/2023. Any guidance 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.