Press releases

MDU calls for national debate over protecting NHS from COVID-19 clinical negligence claims

20 April 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) says doctors should be spared from the stress and anxiety of medical negligence claims following the pandemic.

MDU advice for doctors making difficult decisions about competing interests during COVID-19

15 April 2020

Action to withdraw life-saving treatment that is in the patient's interests should not be taken unless the court first rules this is lawful.

Majority of doctors responding to MDU survey concerned about being criticised

16 March 2020

Doctors are concerned about the implications of attending a coroner’s inquest according to a new survey published today by the Medical Defence Union (MDU) to coincide with the latest edition of its journal.

MDU warns doctors to protect their online privacy to prevent advances from infatuated patients

13 February 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is warning healthcare staff to consider whether they are revealing too much about themselves online

MDU welcomes call for more compassionate workplaces for doctors

14 November 2019

The MDU welcomed an independent review into doctors' and medical students’ wellbeing

MDU welcomes safe space for healthcare staff taking part in safety investigations

29 October 2019

A new bill provides healthcare staff with a safe space to speak freely to investigators.

NHS under strain from rocketing clinical negligence costs

12 July 2019

The NHS is under enormous strain from rising costs of clinical negligence claims.

MDU offers wellbeing helpline for GP practices

27 June 2019

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is coming to the aid of stressed out GP practice teams with the launch of a free employee assistance helpline for members of its practice group scheme.

MDU welcomes call for better support for BAME doctors

25 June 2019

A GMC report identifies some factors likely to account for the disproportionate referrals of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) doctors to fitness to practise procedures.

Six point plan to save the NHS from rising cost of clinical negligence revealed by MDU

23 November 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has revealed a six point reform plan which could save the NHS from the crippling effects of the current clinical negligence claims bill.