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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.

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.

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 and indextra partner to support doctors with online medical library

24 February 2020

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading indemnity provider, is partnering with indextra, the comprehensive online medical library app.

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