Latest updates and advice

New guidance on withdrawing clinically assisted nutrition and hydration

16 January 2019

New guidance is available to support doctors faced with the difficult and emotive decision to withdraw life sustaining treatment from patients in a vegetative or minimally conscious state.

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Medico-legal news digest: 14 January

14 January 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: 13 December

13 December 2018

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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Tips for a trouble-free festive period

27 November 2018

The festive period is a busy time of year for GPs, so here are some tips to help with the medico-legal issues that might arise.

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Medico-legal news digest: 13 November

13 November 2018

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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Skeletons in the closet: disposing of human skeletons causes medico-legal concerns

29 October 2018

The MDU is occasionally asked for advice from doctors and their relatives about how to appropriately dispose of real human skeletons.

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Prescribing cannabis-based products

19 October 2018

From 1 November 2018, specialist UK doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis.

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Medico-legal news digest: 17 October

17 October 2018

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 diagnostic delays in gynaecological cancers

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.

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Medico-legal news digest: 24 September

24 September 2018

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