Podcasts and videos

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.

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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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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.

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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.