Latest updates and advice

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

Stack of newspapers
Medico-legal news digest: 9 July

9 July 2018

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

Stack of newspapers
Medico-legal news digest

26 June 2018

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

Walking in woods
NICE issues guidance on Lyme disease

30 May 2018

Following consultation, NICE introduced its guidance on Lyme disease in April 2018.

doctor working on computer
GDPR: five things GPs need to do now

25 May 2018

GDPR has now come into force, and the Information Governance Alliance (IGA) and Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have published guidance - and will continue to do so - to clarify how it applies to healthcare organisations.

hands typing on keyboard
Introduction to the GDPR for independent practitioners

14 May 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the UK on 25 May 2018.

hospital doctor with crossed arms
Tips for foundation doctors from the MDU

11 April 2018

Five tips for foundation doctors.

Sharing
IGA guidance on GDPR published for GPs

3 April 2018

The Information Governance Alliance has published an advice note to GPs on how new data protection regulations will affect their practice.

child protection
Reporting child abuse is an ethical, not legal, duty – says MDU

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.

Patient hugging doctor
Hugs from patients raise personal boundary dilemma

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.