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GPs play a pivotal role in identifying children at risk and should be familiar with local child protection procedures.
Your round-up of the latest medico-legal news, with a focus on patient safety, clinical negligence, new legislation and guidance impacting your practice.
Patients with mental disorders or learning disabilities do not necessarily lack capacity to consent to disclosure of confidential information.
Text messages are a low-cost and low-effort way for GPs to keep patients updated, particularly for large-scale communications such as flu jab reminders.
Doctors and other healthcare professionals have a duty to be alert to signs of domestic abuse.
Assessing a patient's capacity is an essential aspect of being a doctor. Here's what you need to know.
The MDU successfully supported a doctor through a claim resulting from a dispute over whether consent had been obtained during the fitting of an IUS.
The MDU was able to advise a GP about a parental responsibility issue involving the stepfather of a young epileptic patient.