Latest updates and advice

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Taking care of your wellbeing after medical school

30 July 2019

Dr Ellie Mein talks about what to expect during the transition from medical student to foundation doctor and offers some wellbeing advice for this busy period.

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Working with healthcare safety investigators to improve maternity care

30 July 2019

The MDU answers members' queries about taking part in HSIB maternity investigations

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Common queries from foundation doctors

22 July 2019

Dr Ellie Mein shares some of the most common reasons foundation doctors call the MDU, and explains what you can do if you find yourself in a similar situation.

Travel vaccinations: indemnity arrangements clarified

5 July 2019

Paid-for travel vaccinations and state indemnity.

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Mental Capacity Act and liberty protection safeguards

13 June 2019

An amendment to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 will introduce liberty protection safeguards (LPS) to replace the current deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) in England and Wales.

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HSIB: deaths from deterioration

28 May 2019

An investigation from the HSIB has concluded that a national approach is needed in order to tackle the recognition and response to deteriorating patients.

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Avoiding a medical manslaughter investigation

3 May 2019

More doctors are facing police investigations for gross negligence manslaughter.

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Advance decisions: legal update

30 April 2019

A recent legal case has highlighted GPs' obligation to ensure that advance decisions recorded in patients' notes are brought to the attention of their treating hospital.

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HSIB investigation reveals complexity of medicine safety

29 April 2019

The MDU is making members aware of the recommendations of a review into a drug administration error.

Medico-legal news digest: 13 December

13 December 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.