Police Investigations

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Latest updates and advice

  • MDU journal spring 2018

    Injuries from weapons such as knives, guns or even crossbows can raise questions over confidentiality and a doctor's duty to contact the authorities.

  • Medical manslaughter support highlighted

    Medical manslaughter investigations involving healthcare professionals are more common than in previous years, and a recent BBC Radio 4 documentary has highlighted the difficulties for doctors involved in them.

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