Latest updates and advice

Travel vaccinations: indemnity arrangements clarified

5 July 2019

Paid-for travel vaccinations and state indemnity.

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Tips for a trouble-free festive period

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.

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What foundation doctors need to know

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.

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Tips for foundation doctors from the MDU

11 April 2018

Five tips for foundation doctors.

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Nurses reporting more claims and complaints advised to check their indemnity arrangements

5 January 2017

The MDU is providing advice and support to more nurse practitioner members than ever before.

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New guidance on e-Portfolio reflective notes

21 November 2016

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has released guidance for trainee doctors entering reflective notes into their e-Portfolios.

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New obligation for healthcare professionals to report FGM

30 October 2015

From 31 October 2015, healthcare professionals have a legal obligation to notify the police of suspected Female Genital Mutilation in under 18's.

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GPs advised on avoiding missed cancer diagnoses

22 September 2015

GPs advised to be aware of NICE referral guidelines to avoid potential delays

Planning for a CQC inspection

13 January 2015

The Care Quality Commission's new approach to regulation, monitoring and inspection has led to some significant changes in the way it inspects general practices.

Anatomy of a claim
Anatomy of a claim

12 January 2012

Whether it arrives out of the blue or you have an inkling it’s on its way, receiving a claim for clinical negligence is not a pleasant experience.