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Search through expert guidance and practical advice to help you practise with confidence. You'll find everything from responding to local resolution complaints to working outside your usual field of practice during a pandemic.
A doctor's responsibility is to certify a deceased patient's cause of death by issuing a medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD).
The use of surveillance in healthcare settings can be problematic because of the need to protect patients' confidentiality.
The MDU was able to assist a consultant who felt a trust's response to a complaint didn't accurately reflect the facts.
An MDU member needed reassurance when an elderly patient's adult children disagreed about their mother's best interests.
Can a GP prescribe botulinum toxin treatments on behalf of a healthcare assistant? One member called the MDU to find out...
A GP member was unsure how to proceed when what they believed to be an unexpected death was deemed natural by the coroner.
A surgeon needed to check that a patient's consent was still valid before performing an operation, and called the MDU for advice.
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An unexpected call from the coroner led to an MDU consultant member calling for support with making a statement.
The MDU helped out an emergency department consultant after the police asked for details of a patient they had just arrested.
A patient's refusal to declare their health issues before a potentially risky flight gave a GP member some confidentiality considerations...