Guides

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Patients in the public eye

28 June 2018

How to maintain patient confidentiality under the increased scrutiny of the media and public.

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Protecting patient data

21 May 2018

Memory sticks are great for transporting your personal photos and documents. But they are not suitable for storing identifiable patient data. Here's why.

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Freedom of information

21 May 2018

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

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Storage and disclosure of child protection documents

21 May 2018

Include child protection documents in records if necessary, important or relevant to the patient's clinical care.

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Counter-terrorism and confidentiality

30 March 2018

Your legal obligations to report, and how to raise concerns if you believe a colleague poses a risk to themselves or others.

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Your first year as a GP

26 March 2014

Dr Nicola Bailey, a member of the medical claims team and former GP, outlines her first role in general practice and informs readers of the top ten things to look out for as a newly qualified GP.

MDU guide for consultants

We have developed this guide to support you in some of the common challenges you may face as a consultant. The content will be added to and updated regularly. I hope you find it useful. If you have any medico-legal questions or concerns please seek our advice on freephone 0800 716 646.

Ethical dilemmas

A selection of short dilemmas (anonymised for confidentiality), which illustrate some of the situations where the MDU has assisted consultant members.

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Clinical negligence: glossary of legal terms

Glossary of legal terms used throughout the MDU's guides to clinical negligence

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Clinical negligence: your questions answered

Your questions answered regarding clinical negligence and what to do if a case is brought against you.