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Latest updates and advice

The rules governing treating overseas visitors from outside the EU have been amended

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Tips for new doctors from the MDU

31 July 2017

Five tips for foundation doctors starting out on their medical careers.

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New guidelines awaited on Lyme disease as number of cases rise

25 July 2017

Alleged failure to diagnose Lyme disease is the most common reason for the condition to feature in recent complaints and claims reported to the MDU.

Indemnity for GPs helping victims of Grenfell Tower fire

15 June 2017

The MDU reassures GPs helping victims of fire that they are indemnified.

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Terrorism Act - your duty to inform the police

26 May 2017

With the UK threat level being raised to critical, a number of doctors have asked the MDU for guidance on their duty to disclose information to the police under the Terrorism Act.

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MDU advice on NHS cyberattack

12 May 2017

In response to news of a cyber attack on some NHS systems, we offer some advice.

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New GMC guidance on professional indemnity

10 March 2017

Doctors are legally obliged to have adequate and appropriate indemnity in place from the moment they start practising in the UK. The good news is that MDU membership provides access to indemnity that meets the legal requirements.

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NHS launches GP Health Service to address stress and burnout

30 January 2017

The NHS GP Health Service offers support to GPs and GP trainees suffering mental ill health and addiction.

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Why are unscheduled or out-of-hours consultations more risky?

23 January 2017

Why does indemnity for out-of-hours work and unscheduled care cost more and what can GPs do to try to minimise the risk to patients and to avoid facing a claim?

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How to look after your health and avoid a GMC complaint

17 January 2017

How can GPs look after their health and avoid being the subject of a GMC complaint?

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