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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.

Doctors advised by MDU on duty of confidentiality when dealing with injuries from weapons

5 June 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) has today published advice outlining doctors’ duty of confidentiality when encountering patients who have sustained injuries from weapons such as knives, guns or even crossbows.

MDU and HLA team up to support doctors with leadership skills

30 May 2018

With the recent revelation that 90% of NHS trusts in England have a gender pay gap, the Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading indemnifier of doctors, has teamed up with the Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA), to ensure its members benefit equally from expert leadership training.

MDU welcomes introduction of state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in Wales

14 May 2018

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) welcomes the announcement by Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, that the Welsh government will introduce a state-backed scheme to provide clinical negligence indemnity for GPs and primary healthcare staff in Wales from April 2019.

Doctors warned by MDU about patients selling prescribed drugs online

23 April 2018

The Medical Defence Union, the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, is warning doctors to be aware of an emerging trend where drugs prescribed to patients appear for sale online.