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Records and reports

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If you need more specific advice you can call one of our medico-legal advisers on 0800 716 646. They are available between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday and provide an on-call service for medico-legal emergencies or urgent queries 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Alternatively you can fill out our form and an adviser will respond.

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    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?

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    No one's memory is wholly reliable. Records, whatever form they take, are a useful reminder of a course of events, required actions, steps taken, outcomes and further action.

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Latest updates and advice

  • MDU journal summer 2017

    Members of the MDU's expert team share their top tips on risk-management and traversing some common medico-legal issues.

  • An introduction to testamentary capacity

    During their life, a patient or their solicitor might ask you to witness the signing of a will or to produce a letter to confirm that the patient has capacity to make a will. After a patient has died, you might be asked to comment on whether the patient had testamentary capacity at the time they made a will.

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