Press releases

Healthcare leaders call for action on clinical negligence claims costs to aid NHS pandemic recovery

24 February 2021

Leading healthcare organisations have called on the prime minister to put in place a plan to manage the huge bill for outstanding clinical negligence claims to aid NHS recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

MDU reports doctors are concerned about prescribing remotely as new GMC guidance published

18 February 2021

Remote consultations have become normal for many doctors during the pandemic and concerns around prescribing remotely have led doctors to seek advice from the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

MDU launches new membership support for consultants in Ireland to bridge state indemnity gap

16 February 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has launched a new membership service for consultants working in the Republic of Ireland.

Fear of complaints pushing doctors to breaking point, warns MDU

15 February 2021

Doctors fear a wave of complaints due to the difficulties of caring for patients during the pandemic, according to a new survey published today.

MDU concerned about mental health impact of pandemic related litigation

28 January 2021

The government must shield frontline healthcare workers from the potentially damaging impact of Covid-related litigation, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today.

MDU says COVID pandemic highlights urgent need for legal reform

25 January 2021

The MDU has urged the government to commit to action on clinical negligence claims reform.

MDU backs report for greater support for healthcare staff following patient safety incidents

14 January 2021

A report calling for greater support for healthcare staff dealing with the aftermath of a patient safety incident has been welcomed by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

MDU urges regulators to continue with face-to-face fitness to practise hearings in contested cases

5 January 2021

Responding to the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care review of lessons to be learned from regulation during the pandemic.

Majority of GPs plan to continue with remote consultations and triage post COVID-19 - MDU survey

15 December 2020

GP members tell us how their working practices have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MDU reveals over 2,500 complaints made against doctors during pandemic, as GMC report published

27 November 2020

The MDU has revealed it is busy supporting doctors with over 2,500 complaints and adverse incidents, including GMC cases.