Press releases

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.

MDU supporting members with over 300 complaints since lockdown

2 June 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has been notified by its members of well over 300 complaints since lockdown began on 23 March.

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.

MDU makes enhanced online learning resources free to all

6 May 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has made its online learning free to all healthcare professionals to provide enhanced support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MDU continues to achieve excellent results in defence of historic GP claims

29 April 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is continuing to successfully defend the vast majority of its GP members’ compensation claims.

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.

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.

MDU supporting medical students and foundation doctors during COVID-19 pandemic

7 April 2020

The MDU has launched a package of support to help medical students and foundation doctors during the COVID-19 outbreak.

MDU supporting members during the Covid-19 outbreak

20 March 2020

The MDU has announced a package of benefits to help retired members during the Covid-19 outbreak.