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MDU hopeful new guidance on doctors' reflections will help to reassure profession

12 September 2018

New joint guidance to help doctors and medical students with reflection has been issued today by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Conference of Postgraduate Medical Deans, the General Medical Council and the Medical Schools Council.

More work needed to control legal costs in compensation claims, says MDU

28 August 2018

Some claimant's lawyers are still recovering legal costs that are more than double the compensation their clients receive in clinical negligence cases, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) explained today as it called for further curbs to disproportionate costs.

MDU statement on Dr Bawa-Garba case

13 August 2018

The MDU responds to today’s Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.

MDU supported members 40,000 times in 2017

9 August 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) revealed it supported UK medical and dental members with 40,000 requests for advice and support in 2017, including over 1,000 case files about coroner's inquiries.

MDU calls for more support for doctors investigated following a patient's unexpected death

27 July 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) says doctors being investigated following a patient's unexpected death need support and understanding from their trust or primary care organisation.

Urgent action needed to curb compensation payouts, says MDU

13 July 2018

The MDU has responded to the publication of NHS Resolution’s annual report for 2017/18, which shows its balance sheet provisions have almost trebled to £77 billion in four years.

MDU launches new member app

2 July 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has today launched their new app.

Reduced priced subscriptions welcomed by GPs, MDU survey results show

27 June 2018

Around three quarters (73%) of 404 GPs taking part in a Medical Defence Union (MDU) survey* about indemnity costs say the MDU's introduction of Transitional Benefits membership with reduced priced subscriptions has improved the prospect they will continue working.

MDU supports draft patient safety body bill

20 June 2018

The Medical Defence Union gave a cautious welcome to the draft Bill intended to give legal powers to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB).

MDU hopeful Williams' review recommendations will lead to fewer manslaughter investigations

11 June 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) said today it was hopeful the recommendations made in the Williams' review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare will lead to fewer needless investigations of doctors.