External Medico-legal Guidance
A number of guidance documents on specific, topical medico-legal issues can be found below.
MDDUS’ advice to its medical and dental members in England and Wales on how to prepare for a coroner’s inquest
Attending a Coroner’s court can be a stressful experience for doctors. With the increasing number of fragility fractures in the elderly, orthopaedic surgeons are more likely to be called to attend inquests in a Coroner’s court. The issue of consent has come to the forefront following the Montgomery ruling. The following link contains learning modules on consent, inquests and response to harm for patients and staff with video examples.