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MDU

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multiple disability unit
Medical Defence Union

Medical Defence Union. A member-owned, not-for-profit mutual organisation, established in 1885 as the world’s first medical defence organisation, which has led the medical negligence field ever since. The MDU defends the professional reputations of MDU members when their clinical performance is called into question.
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MDU

Abbrev. for Medical Defence Union, the world's largest legal defence membership organization run by doctors in the interests of doctors and to provide them with legal advice and assistance.
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A spokeswoman for the Medical Defence Union, which represents Dr Martin, said he did not wish to comment on the findings.
The Medical Defence Union (MDU), which offers doctors legal advice, logged 517 complaints relating to outof-hours GP consultations in 2007/08, up from 337 in 2005/06.
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Their findings are backed up the Medical Defence Union.
The ECHO contacted Dr Singh through the Medical Defence Union, but a spokeswoman said she could not comment.
Paterson's private patients have faced a delay getting compensation after the Medical Defence Union withdrew their insurance for the surgeon.

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