Guides

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Acting as an expert witness

8 April 2022

An expert witness provides an impartial medical opinion to a court, tribunal or committee.

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Acting as a professional witness

8 April 2022

A professional witness (also known as a witness of fact) helps the court establish the facts of a case. Here’s what you need to know.

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Foundation year doctors and criminal matters

6 April 2022

Advice for foundation doctors on reducing the risk of criminal investigations, plus how and when the MDU can help.

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Introduction to clinical negligence

4 April 2022

How we can help if you're facing allegations of clinical negligence.

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GMC registration from overseas

29 March 2022

Guidance and advice for doctors registering with the GMC from the European Economic Area (EEA) and overseas.

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Attending a coroner's inquest in the Republic of Ireland

29 March 2022

Understanding your role and responsibilities when attending a coroner's inquest.

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Writing a report for the coroner in the Republic of Ireland

29 March 2022

It's common for coroners to ask for a report from clinicians involved in caring for a deceased patient. Here are some principles that will help you.

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Planning staff inductions: advice for practice managers

25 March 2022

Helping new staff settle in with an effective and structured induction programme.

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Avoiding missed diagnosis of child brain tumours

16 March 2022

The presenting symptoms of a brain tumour in a child may be very non-specific, making diagnosis difficult for doctors.

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The General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018

7 March 2022

An introduction to the requirements around data protection as a result of the UK GDPR and Data Protection Act.