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More doctors in the UK choose the MDU for their indemnity than any other medical defence organisation.
The medico-legal implications for doctors and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A GP was called to a coroner's inquest but was not identified as an 'interested party', and called the MDU for advice.
Digital prescribing is a useful way of working but comes with its own set of potential issues for doctors to consider.
When analysing members' cases involving patients with HIV, a number of key themes emerged - with confidentiality being top of the list.
When a patient died at home following a clinical diagnosis of COVID-19, a GP called the MDU helpline with questions about completing the death certificate.
Melanoma can be a challenging diagnosis, so it's important to be confident in assessing and making management decisions about skin lesions.