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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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New guidance on e-Portfolio reflective notes

21 November 2016

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has released guidance for trainee doctors entering reflective notes into their e-Portfolios.

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Fulfilling a patient's wishes to donate their corpse

25 October 2016

It's almost Halloween, the time of year when we pay tribute to those who have died and share tales of all things spooky, spine-tingling and scary. Perhaps there's no more relevant time for doctors to consider one particular situation they could face in their profession – what to do when their patient wishes to donate their body to medical science.

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Prescribing benzodiazepines and other addictive drugs

24 October 2016

Drug-related deaths in England and Wales reached their highest recorded level in 2015, according to Office for National Statistics data, which has led to concern about the availability of both legal and illegal drugs.

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