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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the UK on 25 May 2018.
16 April 2018
There are only a few weeks until GDPR comes into force. The Information Governance Alliance (IGA) and Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have published guidance and will continue to do so to clarify how GDPR applies to healthcare organisations.
11 April 2018
Five tips for foundation doctors.
3 April 2018
The Information Governance Alliance has published an advice note to GPs on how new data protection regulations will affect their practice.
8 March 2018
The Government has decided not to introduce a new legal duty to report suspected child abuse, after consulting widely among healthcare bodies.
12 February 2018
After a member faced an awkward encounter, we advise on whether it is okay to hug or be hugged by a patient.
30 January 2018
Dr Caroline Fryar, MDU head of advisory services responds to recent enquiries from members about manslaughter cases.
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.
3 November 2017
Contraception is a very common reason for women to consult their doctors; in a small number of cases, problems can arise.
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September has seen NICE put its first draft guidance on Lyme disease out for consultation.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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