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Your round-up of the latest medico-legal news, with a focus on patient safety, clinical negligence, new legislation and guidance impacting your practice.
Doctors are being encouraged by Healthcare Improvement Scotland to complete two e-learning modules on death certification.
Medico-legal concerns can be extremely stressful for healthcare professionals at every level, but there are lots of places you can turn to for help if you need it.
Throughout December and January we ran a medico-legal quiz based on popular guidance and advice from our website.
The GMC's statutory purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. It has 'strong and effective legal powers designed to maintain the standards the public have a right to expect from doctors'.
Emergency departments are like a canary in the mine for the NHS, says the president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.
A GP member queried their duty of confidentiality after the FTAC contacted them about a patient who was exhibiting potentially threatening behaviour towards a public figure.
Dr Udvitha Nandasoma highlights the importance of communicating with patients using language they will understand.