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Protecting the NHS from the medico-legal consequences of coronavirus

If we truly value its contribution, the NHS and its workforce must now be shielded from the additional burden of coronavirus civil claims, says Dr Christine Tomkins.

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Guide

Seatbelt exemption certificates

When and how can you issue seatbelt exemption certificates?

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Guide

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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News

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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Patients may ask for medical defence under drug-driving legislation

An offence of drug-driving came into force in England and Wales in 2015 and similar legislation has now taken effect in Scotland.

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Journal

Disappointments over the discount rate

The government must keep its promise to protect doctors from the impact of the discount rate cut, says MDU chief executive Dr Christine Tomkins.

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