Press releases

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.

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.

Majority of doctors believe that their stress and anxiety levels have increased since the pandemic

19 May 2020

70 per cent of medical professionals surveyed feel that their stress and anxiety levels have increased since the beginning of the pandemic according to new research published by the UK’s leading medical defence organisation.

Impact of Covid-19 related claims on doctors' health and wellbeing must be recognised, says MDU

27 April 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is supporting a call by the think tank IPPR for a support package to protect medical professionals’ health and wellbeing during and after the pandemic.