Red Whale joins MDU

Specialist learning and education provider for GPs and primary care specialists Red Whale has joined the Medical Defence Union (MDU) group.

The two organisations will work together to develop new ways of supporting healthcare practitioners with their educational and professional needs.

Red Whale was founded in 2007 by two practising GPs and supports approximately 30,000 primary care clinicians with learning each year.

Educational content is tailored to support different learning styles of clinicians, at different stages in their career; from comprehensive written resources to handbooks to digital content and live events.

MDU chief executive Dr Matthew Lee said the collaboration would facilitate delivery of additional support for the medical profession and its ongoing learning requirements.

‘The MDU and Red Whale will continue to operate separately, but by bringing together our extensive expertise and experience, we will be in a stronger position to support clinicians with the challenges that lie ahead. This is an exciting time for both organisations,’ he said.

Dr Caroline Greene, CEO of Red Whale said it was vital to offer education that ‘inspires and empowers’ at a time when the health service is under immense pressure.

‘We look forward to working as a distinct company within the MDU group, to continue supporting the educational needs of colleagues in primary care, as we always have, and in future to expand our remit to support the broader health service,’ she said.