Guides - The MDU
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Medico-legal helpline

0800 716 646


Diabetes diagnosis presents a medico-legal challenge for GPs, nurses and specialists.

Coroners' inquiries

23 March 2017

An introduction to coroners' inquiries and your duties as a doctor.

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Freedom of information

21 March 2017

What are your responsibilities for making information available to the public under the Freedom of Information Act?

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Who takes responsibility for missed appointments?

20 March 2017

Who assumes responsibility when a patient fails to attend an appointment, the doctor or the patient?

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Using social media

17 March 2017

Advice for maintaining professional integrity and boundaries on social media.

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Prescribing contraception to under-16s

5 January 2017

Ethical considerations in prescribing contraception to young people.

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5 January 2017

Your prescribing duties at-a-glance.

Self prescribing

5 January 2017

Self-prescribing can lead to serious consequences. Read our guidance on prescribing for yourself or for anyone you have a close personal relationship with.

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DNACPR orders

5 January 2017

In the right circumstances, a DNACPR order helps ensure that a patient's death is dignified and peaceful.

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Raising concerns

15 December 2016

Our advice for raising concerns in your organisation.

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