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The duty of both professional and expert witnesses is to the court.
I am sometimes asked to complete reports for patients making an insurance claim or seeking state benefits, what should I do if I feel that the claim has no merit?
Dictated notes may pose problems if records aren't transcribed promptly, or if key information is left out.
Clear, accurate records support clinical decision-making and patient care
Your round-up of the latest medico-legal news, with a focus on patient safety, clinical negligence, new legislation and guidance impacting your practice.
Dr Ellie Mein shares some of the most common reasons foundation doctors call the MDU, and explains what you can do if you find yourself in a similar situation.
Do all complaints have to be recorded?
Can I share a patient's records with other members of the healthcare team?
How should I respond to a solicitors' request for the records of a deceased patient?
How much detail should I include in a patient's records?
Can I charge a patient for a copy of their medical records?
What information should I include when writing a report for the coroner?
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