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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%

NHS under strain from rocketing clinical negligence costs

12 July 2019

The NHS is under enormous strain from rising costs of clinical negligence claims.

MDU welcomes plans to speed up GMC investigations

9 July 2019

The MDU welcomes the Department of Health plans to reform the GMC's fitness to practise (FTP) procedures.

MDU offers wellbeing helpline for GP practices

27 June 2019

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is coming to the aid of stressed out GP practice teams with the launch of a free employee assistance helpline for members of its practice group scheme.