Latest updates and advice

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Tips for foundation doctors from the MDU

11 April 2018

Five tips for foundation doctors.

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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.

overseas patients
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

Nurse practitioner
Nurses reporting more claims and complaints advised to check their indemnity arrangements

5 January 2017

The MDU is providing advice and support to more nurse practitioner members than ever before.

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New guidance on e-Portfolio reflective notes

21 November 2016

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has released guidance for trainee doctors entering reflective notes into their e-Portfolios.

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Dealing with Valentine's Day advances

10 February 2016

You probably wouldn't associate passionate feelings with your medical practice, but sometimes patients can misinterpret their doctor's professional's behaviour and try to move a purely professional relationship to a romantic one.

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New obligation for healthcare professionals to report FGM

30 October 2015

From 31 October 2015, healthcare professionals have a legal obligation to notify the police of suspected Female Genital Mutilation in under 18's.

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GPs advised on avoiding missed cancer diagnoses

22 September 2015

GPs advised to be aware of NICE referral guidelines to avoid potential delays

Planning for a CQC inspection

13 January 2015

The Care Quality Commission's new approach to regulation, monitoring and inspection has led to some significant changes in the way it inspects general practices.

Anatomy of a claim
Anatomy of a claim

12 January 2012

Whether it arrives out of the blue or you have an inkling it’s on its way, receiving a claim for clinical negligence is not a pleasant experience.