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Dr Christine Tomkins, chief executive of the MDU and Professor Parveen Kumar CBE, president of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund (RMBF) discuss the issues facing doctors in distress and how both organisations can help.
14 October 2015
Saying sorry is not an admission of guilt. The MDU has been advising doctors for many years to say sorry when something goes wrong.
A recent Supreme Court judgment has introduced what amounts in effect to 'informed consent' to the law of negligence.
When does a doctor need to report gunshot or knife wounds to the police?
What do you do if a patient who has epilepsy has a seizure and continues to drive?
Recent changes to the law now make it an offence to drive when over specified limits of certain drugs.
Self-prescribing or prescribing for friends and family is generally not advised for doctors.
Doctors can get into difficulties using social media, including breach of confidentiality.
9 March 2015
What to expect, how to respond to questions, court etiquette. Presented by Dr Beth Durrell.
The duty of both professional and expert witnesses is to the court.