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Responding to litigation

Many doctors who have gone through clinical litigation tell us that coping with personal feelings is perhaps the most difficult aspect of this stressful time.

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Department of Health and Social Care lists coronavirus (COVID-19) as a notifiable disease

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the UK, all four jurisdictions have now taken legal measures to add coronavirus to the list of notifiable diseases.

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Guide

Notification of a claim: what to send us

If you approach us for assistance with a claim, we'll ask you for specific documents and information.

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Guide

Fitness to practise procedures

If your fitness to practise is ever investigated by the GMC, understanding what to expect can make all the difference. Our detailed guide to the process will tell you what you need to know.

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Skeletons in the closet: disposing of human skeletons causes medico-legal concerns

The MDU is occasionally asked for advice from doctors and their relatives about how to appropriately dispose of real human skeletons.

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Podcast and video

Mental Capacity Act

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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Medico-legal news digest: July 2019

Your round-up of the latest medico-legal news, with a focus on patient safety, clinical negligence, new legislation and guidance impacting your practice.

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Advance decisions: legal update

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.

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Guide

Parental responsibility

Get to know the principles of parental responsibility with our quick guide.

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