Press releases

Doctors raise over 1,000 consent queries with MDU as revised GMC guidance published

30 September 2020

Guidance includes seven key principles of decision making and consent.

MDU reassured by GMC approach to regulation during pandemic as new guidance issued

14 September 2020

Guidance has been published on the way the GMC will assess a doctor's fitness to practise during the pandemic.

NHS in Northern Ireland could see huge rise in the cost of clinical negligence under government proposals, warns MDU

17 August 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) responded to a consultation on the setting of the personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland.

GPs advised by the MDU to be mindful of signs and symptoms of malignant melanoma

11 August 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is advising GPs to be aware of the signs and symptoms of melanoma in an article featured in the latest edition of the MDU journal.

Doctors turn to MDU for reassurance in record numbers during pandemic

6 August 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has led to record numbers of doctors seeking support and advice with medico-legal and membership queries, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today.

Pandemic-hit NHS finances must be protected from burden of clinical negligence costs

17 July 2020

The NHS will struggle to recover from the strain of the coronavirus pandemic unless urgent action is taken to relieve it from the burden of clinical negligence claims.

MDU working to minimise impact of investigations on doctors during pandemic

15 July 2020

The burden of medico-legal investigations on doctors needs to be minimised as complaints processes and other investigations resume.

MDU makes it easier for doctors to manage their membership online

7 July 2020

Members can now view their proof of membership in the MDU app.

Survey reveals public support for NHS to be shielded from COVID-19 litigation

23 June 2020

The NHS could be overwhelmed by an avalanche of negligence claims over the next few years.

MDU appoints new head of claims handling to continue success in defending cases

15 June 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has appointed David Pranklin as its new head of claims handling.