MDU journal August 2016

Avoiding the clinical becoming criminal - medical manslaughter

The death of a patient can be both tragic and traumatic. But what would you do if criminal charges were brought as a result?

Also in this issue:

  • Document fraud from patients
  • Extent of responsibility in DVLA assessment
  • Asking about alternatives

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This guidance was correct at publication 11/08/2016. It is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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