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Your round-up of the latest medico-legal news, with a focus on patient safety, clinical negligence, new legislation and guidance impacting your practice.
New rules for the notification of deaths come into force on 1 October 2019.
Doctors are being encouraged by Healthcare Improvement Scotland to complete two e-learning modules on death certification.
The MDU has responded to the Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.
A doctor's responsibility is to certify a deceased patient's cause of death by issuing a medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD).
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.
A GP called the MDU advice line after having a difficult conversation with the coroner's officer.
This guide will help foundation doctors respond to a request from the coroner for a statement.
Injuries from weapons such as knives, guns or even crossbows can raise questions over confidentiality and a doctor's duty to contact the authorities.