MDDUS | Medical Advisory Guide - it'll be ok

Advice library

Search our library by keyword or use the filters on the left to browse advice articles by topic or profession

UK GDPR - data protection impact assessments (DPIA)

Explore the key points around data protection impact assessments under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Complaints - core principles

It is a professional responsibility to listen, respond to and learn from comments, concerns and complaints from patients.

Prescribing for patients overseas

Patients who are overseas may contact their practice to request a prescription that can be obtained locally

Removal of patients from the practice list

There are a number of key steps to follow before removing a patient from your practice list


There can be various reasons why a doctor or dentist would want to make a visual or audio recording of a patient consultation or procedure, such as for research or training purposes. However, it is important to respect ethical principles of consent and confidentiality in doing so.

Provision of medical reports

An overview of the rules around the provision of medical reports for employment, insurance or similar purposes.

GDPR - subject access requests

An overview of the rules around subject access requests under the GDPR

UK GDPR - privacy notices

A step-by-step guide to writing privacy notices.


Apologising when things go wrong is an essential part of practice and can assist in maintaining good patient relationships.

Doctors dealing with dental emergencies

At certain times of the year, such as school holidays, MDDUS sees an increase in the number of calls from doctors requesting advice on how to deal with patients attending for dental problems.

For registration, or any login issues, please visit our login page.