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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

GMC report about doctors working under pressure makes for sobering reading, says MDU

18 December 2019

The number of complaints made to the GMC has fallen over the past five years.

Doctors advised by MDU on how to support patients suffering from a phobia

3 December 2019

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is advising doctors on how they can assist patients who are suffering from a phobia.

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 issues confidentiality warning over doctors' use of messaging apps

13 November 2019

Doctors using instant messaging apps to communicate with colleagues are being advised to avoid sharing patient identifiable information.

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.

Scottish NHS compensation bill will increase due to unchanged discount rate, says MDU

2 October 2019

The Medical Defence Union says news that the personal injury discount rate is to remain unchanged has dashed hopes of a more balanced personal injury compensation system.

MDU calls for renewed focus on just culture to avoid unfairly criminalising doctors

16 September 2019

The Medical Defence Union is calling on healthcare leaders to ensure a just culture within their workplace.

MDU GP members buck early retirement trend

6 August 2019

The introduction of transitional benefits membership led to 40% fewer GP members retiring in 2018.

Personal injury discount rate change too little too late MDU says

15 July 2019

Personal injury discount rate to be increased to -0.25%