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  • Advert number: 302482-0
  • Posted Date: 10/05/12
  • Closing Date: 08/06/12

Looking for a rewarding, challenging, long-term career outside of clinical medicine?

We may have just the job for you….

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is the leading medical defence organisation within the UK. Our hallmark is the excellence of our professional services. We wish to appoint an enthusiastic, high calibre Clinician as an additional member of our claims handling team. The post will be suitable for Doctors with full GMC registration.

As an MDU Doctor, you will be based in our London office handling medical negligence claims on behalf of MDU members. Your medical knowledge and experience will be put to constant use when liaising with (and reassuring) members facing litigation, assessing clinical aspects of the case, exploring the merits of any allegations, and selecting and co-ordinating teams of medical experts and lawyers.

While the day-to-day role primarily involves claims handling, the successful applicant will also receive training covering all aspects of medical law and ethics and will, in time, become involved in providing telephone advice to members who call the MDU’s 24-hour helpline. This involves out of hours cover undertaken on the telephone from home.

We offer full in-house training for the position, and potential support with external courses relevant to the post.

If you would like further information about the role and the application process, please visit the “About the MDU” section on our website: or email:

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Friday 8th June 2012. Interviews will be held on 22nd June 2012.