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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.

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.

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.