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Latest updates and advice

After a member faced an awkward encounter, we advise on whether it is okay to hug or be hugged by a patient.

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MDU statement on the Dr Bawa-Garba case

30 January 2018

Dr Caroline Fryar, MDU head of advisory services responds to recent enquiries from members about manslaughter cases.

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Royal appointment for the MDU

6 November 2017

Dr Caroline Fryar, head of advisory services, accepted a Princess Royal Training Award in recognition of the MDU's training programme for its medico-legal team.

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Contraceptive complications

3 November 2017

Contraception is a very common reason for women to consult their doctors; in a small number of cases, problems can arise.

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NICE issues draft guidance on Lyme disease for consultation

28 September 2017

September has seen NICE put its first draft guidance on Lyme disease out for consultation. The consultation runs until November, with the final guidance expected in April 2018.

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Treating overseas visitors in primary care – your questions answered

10 August 2017

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

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Tips for foundation doctors from the MDU

31 July 2017

Five tips for foundation doctors.

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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