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About us

Founded in 1902, MDDUS is a mutual defence organisation offering access to expert medico-legal and dento-legal advice and professional indemnity for doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals across the UK. The links below provide more information about the principal activities, corporate governance and history of MDDUS.

Who we are

MDDUS is a mutual defence organisation founded by and for healthcare professionals, with an expert staff of doctors, dentists, lawyers and risk advisers who are leaders in the medico-legal and dento-legal fields.

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Corporate governance

MDDUS is a private company limited by guarantee and operated as a mutual membership organisation.

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The MDDUS Board comprises 17 non-executive directors and two executive directors.

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MDDUS was established in 1902 by a group of doctors and dentists concerned by an increasing number of clinical negligence cases being pursued in the courts.

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The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland Registered in Scotland No 5093 at Mackintosh House, 120 Blythswood Street, Glasgow, G2 4EA.