Podcasts and videos

Dealing with complaints webinar

28 November 2019

Complaints are an unavoidable part of a doctor’s professional life, so it’s important to know how to prevent them from escalating.

Writing a complaint response

11 November 2019

How do you write a response to a complaint from a patient? Our medico-legal advisers explain all in the MDU podcast.

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Mental Capacity Act

19 July 2019

Lasting power of attorney, advance decisions and other important aspects of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 explained by Dr Sally Old.

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.

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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.

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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.