Latest updates and advice

MDU update for members

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Mental Capacity Act and liberty protection safeguards

6 June 2019

An amendment to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 will introduce liberty protection safeguards (LPS) to replace the current deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) in England and Wales.

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HSIB: deaths from deterioration

28 May 2019

An investigation from the HSIB has concluded that a national approach is needed in order to tackle the recognition and response to deteriorating patients.

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Medico-legal news digest: May 2019

14 May 2019

Your round-up of the latest medico-legal news, with a focus on patient safety, clinical negligence, new legislation and guidance impacting your practice.

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Avoiding a medical manslaughter investigation

3 May 2019

More doctors are facing police investigations for gross negligence manslaughter.

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Advance decisions: legal update

30 April 2019

A recent legal case has highlighted GPs' obligation to ensure that advance decisions recorded in patients' notes are brought to the attention of their treating hospital.

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HSIB investigation reveals complexity of medicine safety

29 April 2019

The MDU is making members aware of the recommendations of a review into a drug administration error.

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Medico-legal news digest: 10 April 2019

10 April 2019

Your round-up of the latest medico-legal news, with a focus on patient safety, clinical negligence, new legislation and guidance impacting your practice.

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Medico-legal news digest: 26 February

26 February 2019

Your round-up of the latest medico-legal news, with a focus on patient safety, clinical negligence, new legislation and guidance impacting your practice.

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Doctors in Scotland offered training on completing death certificates

18 February 2019

Doctors are being encouraged by Healthcare Improvement Scotland to complete two e-learning modules on death certification.