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In focus

How has the pandemic affected patient complaints?

Examining complaints about delays in treatment caused by pandemic disruption – and how to manage them.

In focus


Time for a regulation reset

The pandemic has provided fresh impetus to improve healthcare regulation. Now is the time to deliver reform.


Working for you: MDU external relations

From campaigning for fairer compensation to lobbying for fairer and more efficient GMC processes, we are active in defending our members' interests.

Claims analysis

The bare bones of orthopaedic claims

Analysing clinical negligence claims against orthopaedic surgeons and offering advice on managing risk.


Addressing patient safety: the Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS)

Professor Frank Smith of CORESS explains how the charity gives surgeons a new opportunity to share and learn from their experiences.

"The purpose of CORESS is, exclusively, to share lessons learned from unexpected or adverse incidents in surgical practice. In this, CORESS shares the same objectives as the MDU..."

Cautionary Tales 2021

Based on MDU members' real-life experiences, these stories provide a valuable opportunity for shared learning across a wide range of specialties and situations, as well as illustrating how we offer assistance to members when they need it most.

Cautionary Tales 2021


Improving opportunities for HIV testing: lessons learned from late HIV diagnoses

Members of the team at the British HIV Association Audit and Standards Committee share their insight into learning from late diagnosis to help reduce deaths.

"Striving to create an environment in all healthcare settings where HIV testing is seen as part of routine care is vital to increase opportunities for earlier testing."