Guides

Doctors in hospital
Coronavirus: working outside your usual field of practice

6 April 2020

Understanding GMC expectations if working outside your usual practice or in unfamiliar surroundings during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Patients wanting to record consultations

3 April 2020

What should you do if a patient wants to record a consultation, overtly or covertly?

Remote consultations
Conducting remote consultations

27 March 2020

Some doctors have expressed concerns about the medico-legal risks and limitations of interacting with patients online, rather than during a traditional face-to-face consultation.

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Notifiable infectious disease

6 March 2020

Doctors have the statutory duty to notify a proper officer of the local authority of suspected cases of certain infectious diseases.

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Dealing with online criticism

24 January 2020

What to do and how to respond when patients go online to criticise your practice.

Law books
Aspects of the clinical negligence legal process explained

15 January 2020

Your guide to understanding the processes and procedures of a claim once it is underway.

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Background to litigation

15 January 2020

Receiving a claim can be confusing, especially if you're unfamiliar with the procedures and terminology. Our guide will help you understand the litigation process.

Medico-legal guide to cllinical negligence - Notification of a claim - The MDU
Notification of a claim: what to send us

14 January 2020

If you approach us for assistance with a claim, we'll ask you for specific documents and information.

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Prescribing cannabis-based products

9 December 2019

From 1 November 2018, specialist UK doctors were able to prescribe medicinal cannabis.

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Getting a clear picture of radiology claims

19 November 2019

Dr Shabbir Choudhury, senior medical claims handler, analyses clinical negligence claims notified by MDU radiology members and provides advice on managing risk.