Latest updates and advice

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Guidance and advice for occupational health doctors

13 January 2021

Protocols on disclosing medical reports, clearly communicated to both patients and employers, can help manage patients' expectations.

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Drug-driving and prescription medication

12 January 2021

Some patients may have questions about licensed medications and driving.

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Storing and disposing of human skeletons and material

7 January 2021

How to appropriately dispose of real human skeletons.

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Receiving and storing patient images from online consultations

1 May 2020

Patient images can be helpful in remote consultations, but be aware of the medico-legal issues around receiving and storing them.

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New powers for the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman

10 February 2020

The role of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) has been expanded to include how whistleblowing complaints are handled

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Organ donation law set to change to opt out system

11 October 2019

Organ donation will be moving to an 'opt out' system in 2020.

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Providing work-related vaccinations to practice staff

17 September 2019

The CNSGP scheme will not usually indemnify work-related vaccinations for practice staff - unlike the MDU.

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Providing work-related vaccinations to practice staff

17 September 2019

The CNSGP scheme will not usually indemnify work-related vaccinations for practice staff - unlike the MDU.

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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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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.