By: 1 September 2011

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is a not for profit company owned by our members. Established in 1885, the MDU was the first medical defence organisation and we have led the way ever since.

We are the only long-standing mutual medical defence organisation offering access to a strong combination of traditional discretionary benefits plus the security of an insurance contract.

A claim for clinical negligence can be a stressful, drawn-out, costly experience. Our outstanding track record is reflected in successfully defending over 70% of negligence claims for members between 1999 and 2009.

MDU members have access to the largest team of medico-legal experts throughout the UK. You can speak to a doctor for the best possible support and advice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As a mutual organisation, we are run by doctors, for doctors. If your professional reputation is on the line, we will not settle a claim without your agreement.

Our sole purpose is to serve members and that is why we pride ourselves on providing the best and most personal service to you.

Visit us at or stand 308 at the BOA/ IOA combined meeting for the latest medico-legal updates, information and support.