MDU offers free membership for doctors fleeing war in the Ukraine

The Medical Defence Union (MDU), the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, announced today it will be offering to waive the first year of membership subscriptions for doctors who are fleeing the Ukraine or other conflict zones and are looking to resume practice in NHS roles.

This follows news that the GMC is planning to fast track applications from doctors fleeing the war. Those doctors applying for MDU membership will need to first have GMC registration. Membership will be free for the first year for members working in NHS indemnified roles.

Dr Matthew Lee, MDU chief executive said:

‘Doctors and other healthcare professionals who are fleeing from conflict zones, including the war in the Ukraine, have been through a truly horrid time. We want to support these members arriving in the UK with free MDU membership for their first year in NHS practice. This is in recognition of the solidarity healthcare professionals feel with their colleagues in the Ukraine and other affected countries. Of course, we hope that the healthcare professionals affected will be able to return to their own countries as soon as it is safe to do so but we want to support them to continue to practice in the meantime.”

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