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Certifying deaths during COVID-19 outbreak

The process for certifying deaths has changed during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Conducting remote consultations

Some doctors have expressed concerns about the medico-legal risks and limitations of interacting with patients online, rather than during a traditional face-to-face consultation.

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Temporary changes to the way NHS complaints are handled

The NHS complaints procedure can be paused for three months during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus: medico-legal update

The medico-legal implications for doctors during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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COVID-19

The Medical Defence Union (MDU) is working with doctors to answer any medico-legal queries about coronavirus (COVID-19).

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MDU journal, spring 2020

An MDU member shares their experience of dealing with an unexpected call to attend a coroner's inquest.

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Alleged failure to review 'out of date' medication

The MDU supported a GP member with an allegation of failing to review a medication's expiry date.

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Cautionary Tales 2019

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How our love of smartphones may transform communication in hospitals

Dr Ellie Mein looks at how mobile technology is changing the way we learn, deliver healthcare, manage time and monitor patients.

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Introducing indextra

The MDU has paired with indextra to offer members discounted access to a vast medical library at your fingertips.

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Restoring a sense of belonging

We need to work together to create a supportive community in which doctors can thrive and flourish, says Dr Christine Tomkins.

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