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Your round-up of the latest medico-legal news, with a focus on patient safety, clinical negligence, new legislation and guidance impacting your practice.
28 September 2018
September is gynaecological cancer awareness month with charities aiming to make women more aware of the symptoms to look out for such as abdominal bloating or abnormal bleeding and encourage them to visit their GP if they have concerns.
24 September 2018
10 September 2018
27 August 2018
17 August 2018
The MDU has responded to the Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.
13 August 2018
6 August 2018
According to Public Health England (PHE) there has been a steep increase in the number of cases of measles in England this year, and PHE is depending on GPs to be alert to the disease and know the signs and symptoms.
A recent Supreme Court judgment has confirmed it is not necessary to obtain a court order before clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) is removed from patients with a prolonged disorder of consciousness, where healthcare professionals and family members agree that this is in the patient's best interests.
Following consultation, NICE introduced its guidance on Lyme disease in April 2018.
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