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5 July 2019
Paid-for travel vaccinations and state indemnity.
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.
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.
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.
29 April 2019
The MDU is making members aware of the recommendations of a review into a drug administration error.
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.
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.