Latest updates and advice

Avoiding diagnosis delays in endometriosis
Avoiding diagnosis delays in endometriosis

7 March 2022

Diagnostic delays for endometriosis can occur, with many of the symptoms similar to other common medical conditions.

Dealing with Valentine's Day advances

8 February 2022

How to deal with inappropriate advances from patients and avoid misunderstandings.

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Healthcare assistants and flu vaccinations

12 January 2022

Healthcare assistants can administer flu vaccines, provided robust protocols are in place that follow the legal framework.

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Anaesthetists reminded to 'stop before you block'

6 January 2022

New guidance on anaesthetic nerve blocks aims to avoid errors.

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Festive dilemmas - how would you respond?

30 November 2021

Test your knowledge of how you’d respond to these fictional festive dilemmas, based on cases reported to the MDU.

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Halloween hazards can lead to complaints

15 October 2021

We share some fictitious medico-legal examples inspired by real cases...

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Change in law on botulinum toxin and cosmetic fillers for under 18s

14 October 2021

Fillers and Botox cannot be administered to under 18s for cosmetic reasons in England.

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Updated guidance on medical records management

23 August 2021

New guidance on records management and retention periods in England has been published.

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Double royal recognition for MDU employee training programmes

23 August 2021

The excellence of the Medical Defence Union’s training for its membership and medico-legal team has been recognised by HRH the Princess Royal.

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What to do if you need to attend a remote hearing

13 August 2021

Remote hearings, meetings and interviews are becoming more common post-pandemic. Our top tips will help you to prepare and present yourself properly.