Latest updates and advice

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.

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Medico-legal news digest: 10 September

10 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.

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Medico legal news digest: 27 August

27 August 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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MDU statements on Dr Bawa-Garba appeal

17 August 2018

The MDU has responded to the Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.

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Medico-legal news digest: 13 August

13 August 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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Measles is on the rise in England

6 August 2018

According to Public Health England (PHE) there has been a steep increase in the number of cases of measles in England this year, and PHE is depending on GPs to be alert to the disease and know the signs and symptoms.

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Legal permission no longer necessary when withdrawing clinically assisted nutrition and hydration

6 August 2018

A recent Supreme Court judgment has confirmed it is not necessary to obtain a court order before clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) is removed from patients with a prolonged disorder of consciousness, where healthcare professionals and family members agree that this is in the patient's best interests.

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NICE issues guidance on Lyme disease

6 August 2018

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