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27 November 2018
The festive period is a busy time of year for GPs, so here are some tips to help with the medico-legal issues that might arise.
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.
3 August 2018
GPs already play a vital role in identifying children at risk and should know how to respond if they suspect abuse is taking place, in accordance with local and national guidelines.
25 July 2018
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.
11 April 2018
Five tips for foundation doctors.
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.
3 November 2017
Contraception is a very common reason for women to consult their doctors; in a small number of cases, problems can arise.
10 August 2017
The rules governing treating overseas visitors from outside the EU have been amended
10 March 2017
Doctors are legally obliged to have adequate and appropriate indemnity in place from the moment they start practising in the UK. The good news is that MDU membership provides access to indemnity that meets the legal requirements.