The MDU is a not-for-profit, mutual organisation wholly dedicated to our members’ interests. Our team is led and staffed by doctors with real-life experience of the pressures and challenges faced in practice.
Since 1885, we have been indemnifying doctors for incidents arising from their clinical care of patients. We are proud of our heritage, but we are always looking forward, shaping our products and services to meet the changing needs of the medical profession.
We offer our members expert guidance, personal support and robust defence in addressing medico-legal issues, complaints and claims. Our customised services range from legal assistance to indemnity to appropriate CPD.
We work on behalf of our members to influence the medico-legal climate and make a positive change to the key areas that affect the profession and practice.
From campaigning for fairer compensation to consulting on more efficient regulatory processes, we are active in defending our members' needs.
Find out more about our key campaigns:
Ahead of Friday’s meeting of the BMA’s local medical committees (LMCs) in England, the Medical Defence Union (MDU) has written to all LMC chairs to remind them of the steps it is taking to support GPs with the cost of indemnity
The commonest reason for women being prescribed contraception to make a complaint or compensation claim against their doctor is the development of a recognised complication such as a deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism or infection
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) will be reducing indemnity subscriptions for GPs and primary care staff working in England by around 50% ahead of anticipated government support with indemnity costs
The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is asking GPs to get behind its Save General Practice campaign by writing to their MP about the impact the indemnity crisis is having on the profession and patients
GPs are being given six steps to consider when patients fail to attend appointments, to help improve attendance and avoid medico-legal issues