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The MDU is occasionally asked for advice from doctors and their relatives about how to appropriately dispose of real human skeletons.
An offence of drug-driving came into force in England and Wales in 2015 and similar legislation has now taken effect in Scotland.
Organ donation will be moving to an 'opt out' system in 2020.
The government must keep its promise to protect doctors from the impact of the discount rate cut, says MDU chief executive Dr Christine Tomkins.
Recent cases have raised concerns among foundation doctors that their work might lead them to be involved in a criminal investigation. In fact, such cases are rare.
Lasting power of attorney, advance decisions and other important aspects of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 explained by Dr Sally Old.
Your round-up of the latest medico-legal news, with a focus on patient safety, clinical negligence, new legislation and guidance impacting your practice.
A recent legal case has highlighted GPs' obligation to ensure that advance decisions recorded in patients' notes are brought to the attention of their treating hospital.
Despite easing the burden of indemnity costs in primary care, the government's initiatives do not address the cause of those spiralling costs.