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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By Alex Stevenson EU officials are due to address penicillin’s nearing obsolescence, which a report published today warns poses a “potential health crisis”. The London School of Economics’ research for the Swedish government, which holds the EU presidency, calls for a coordinated strategy of major reforms across Europe. It wants to see risk-sharing finance facilities… Read more »

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By Liz Stephens and Alex Stevenson General practice boundaries for patients are to be abolished, Andy Burnham announced this morning, allowing NHS patients to go to any doctor in the country they like. Speaking at The King’s Fund in central London, the health secretary said “service reform” would mean doctor choice would be led by… Read more »