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The medico-legal implications for doctors and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A GP was concerned about the risks of stopping a patient's prescription for sodium valproate, and called the MDU for advice.
The MDU was able to assist a consultant after they were approached by a solicitor acting on behalf of an elderly patient, who was making a will.
A GP member was due to have a remote consultation because of the coronavirus outbreak, and needed the MDU's advice with questions surrounding confidentiality and data protection.
After seeing a colleague drinking heavily before returning to work, a trainee called the MDU for advice on whether they should raise a concern over risks to patient safety.
After being notified about some potential prescription anomalies, the GMC wrote to a hospital consultant, who in turn called on the MDU for advice.