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Following consultation, NICE introduced its guidance on Lyme disease in April 2018.
During their life, a patient or their solicitor might ask you to witness the signing of a will or to produce a letter to confirm that the patient has capacity to make a will. After a patient has died, you might be asked to comment on whether the patient had testamentary capacity at the time they made a will.
A GP contacted the MDU’s advice line because a member of the practice team had noticed a Facebook page in which a patient of the practice appeared to be selling prescribed drugs including diazepam and oxycodone.
Injuries from weapons such as knives, guns or even crossbows can raise questions over confidentiality and a doctor's duty to contact the authorities.
Dr Christine Tomkins, chief executive of the MDU and Professor Parveen Kumar CBE, president of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) discuss the issues facing doctors in distress and how both organisations can help.