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Main feature

The candour threshold

Health bodies in England must comply with the statutory duty of candour – but many doctors remain unclear on how and when it applies. Dr Michael Devlin cracks the code.

In focus

Leader

When your career is threatened

Claims for negligence are an increasing hazard for doctors, but so are police investigations and interviews, which can threaten a career. The MDU supports and robustly defends members throughout.

Interview

In defence of doctors

Although it's rare, doctors can and do face accusations of serious criminal offences. The MDU's in-house legal team provides the specialist support they need.

Feature

A deadly mistake

MDU member Dr Rajendra Nayak-Kokkarne knows first-hand the profound distress an accusation of manslaughter arising from clinical practice can cause, and how the MDU's support can help.