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Doctors must have seen the patient during last illness or attended the body to certify death.
Medico-legal fellow Dr Rachel Stewart explains what she learnt about ethics while working as an FY1 and offers tips for those starting their foundation training.
Professor TJ David explains what information you should provide – and what you should receive – before facing a fitness to practise hearing.
What you need to know about assessing testamentary capacity - the ability or understanding needed to make a valid will.
Patients have a legal right to request access to their medical records.
Get to know the principles of parental responsibility with our quick guide.
If you're ever asked to write a coroner's report, it's important to know what to include.
Confidentiality is an essential part of the bond of trust that exists between doctor and patient.
From April 2022, patients with online accounts have been able to see new entries in their records. We answer some common questions on how it might affect your practice.