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Accessing capacity

MDDUS advice on the core principles of the relevant UK and devolved government legislation that should be applied when conducting a mental capacity assessment.

Coroner's inquests

MDDUS’ advice to its medical and dental members in England and Wales on how to prepare for a coroner’s inquest.

Professional duty of candour (dental)

At look at the key points from the General Dental Council’s professional duty of candour statement.

Remote consulting in the coronavirus outbreak - dental

MDDUS advice article on the challenges of remote consulting for dentists.

Safeguarding adults

Some adults may be unclear, unrealistic or ambivalent about their personal circumstances and it is incumbent upon healthcare professionals to work with those adults to understand what “being safe” means to them, and how that can be best achieved.

Parental responsibilities

Parental responsibility refers to the rights and responsibilities that parents have in law for their child/young person, including the right to consent to medical treatment and access medical records.

The COVID-19 pandemic and staff wearing beards

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been reports that some primary care staff are being asked by employers to remove their beards; indeed, this has formed the subject of numerous calls to the MDDUS advice line in recent days and weeks.

Safe working and delegation in difficult times

MDDUS advice on working within competence and safe delegation during the coronavirus outbreak

Remote consulting in the coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak has given GP practices little choice but to change the ways in which they normally operate – and one key approach is increased utilisation of online, telephone and video consultations.

Engaging with the media

Read our advice on what to do if you are contacted by the media.