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MDU backs MPs' call for litigation reform

6 July 2021

A House of Commons committee report into maternity safety recommends reforms.

GMC reforms may lead to investigation of historic complaints, warns MDU

17 June 2021

Long awaited reform of healthcare regulation could lead to the GMC investigating more cases against doctors dating back beyond five years.

Medics call for tougher sentences for fake doctors

15 June 2021

The Medical Defence Union has called for tougher sentences for people posing as registered medical doctors to protect the public in the wake of the pandemic.

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MDU continues doctors for doctors ethos with new chief executive

8 June 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK's first and leading medical defence organisation for doctors, today announced that it has appointed a new chief executive.

Majority of medical professionals feel face-to-face prescribing ensures greater patient safety

1 June 2021

Nearly two thirds of medical professionals (65 per cent) surveyed believe that face-to-face prescribing ensures greater patient safety. according to new research published by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

MDU appoints new commercial director as digital services grow

25 May 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), a mutual membership body, has appointed Andrew Archibald to the role of commercial director.

Nearly three quarters of medical professionals feel stressed or anxious on a weekly basis

13 May 2021

73% of medical members who responded to a survey* stated they feel stressed and/or anxious on a weekly basis according to new research published by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

Plans to reform GMC procedures could unfairly impact doctors in poor health, warns MDU

11 May 2021

Proposals to remove health as grounds for a fitness to practise investigation are concerning.

GPs in Northern Ireland face increase in indemnity costs under government proposals, warns MDU

4 May 2021

A change to the way compensation claims are calculated in Northern Ireland may lead to ‘marked increases’ in indemnity subscriptions for GPs.

MDU backs report calling for urgent need to reform healthcare regulators such as GMC

15 April 2021

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has welcomed the findings of a review into the way healthcare regulators such as the GMC have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic.