MDU advises doctors on how to prevent a delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer
MDU continues ‘doctors for doctors’ ethos with new chief executive

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s first and leading medical defence organisation for doctors, today announced that it has appointed Dr Matthew Lee as its new chief executive. Dr Lee will take over from Dr Christine Tomkins, who is retiring in September after a long career supporting MDU members. Dr Tomkins has been in… Read more »

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