Podcasts and videos

Doctors in distress

17 December 2015

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.

duty of candour
Saying sorry is not an admission of guilt

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.

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Informed consent

14 October 2015

A recent Supreme Court judgment has introduced what amounts in effect to 'informed consent' to the law of negligence.

Bullet and bloody bandages
Gunshot wounds and knife injury

14 October 2015

When does a doctor need to report gunshot or knife wounds to the police?

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Epilepsy and driving

14 October 2015

What do you do if a patient who has epilepsy has a seizure and continues to drive?

Drug-driving law

14 October 2015

Recent changes to the law now make it an offence to drive when over specified limits of certain drugs.

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Doctors self prescribing

14 October 2015

Self-prescribing or prescribing for friends and family is generally not advised for doctors.

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Doctors and social media

14 October 2015

Doctors can get into difficulties using social media, including breach of confidentiality.

Acting as a witness
Acting as a professional or expert witness

9 March 2015

The duty of both professional and expert witnesses is to the court.


9 March 2015

The dos and don'ts of using chaperones during intimate examinations. Presented by Dr Ellie Mein.