MDU produces podcast to help court witnesses

Doctors who are called to give factual evidence during a criminal or civil case or inquest can now access useful practical advice through their headphones.

The MDU podcast is designed to help GPs prepare for court appearances (Photograph: SPL)

This is because the MDU has produced a podcast entitled 'The doctor as a professional witness'.

Dr James Armstrong, a MDU medico-legal adviser, said: 'We know this is something which causes sleepless nights for doctors, whether they are asked to comment on the extent and nature of the injuries sustained by a patient they have treated or they are worried their treatment may be questioned.

'Our aim in producing this podcast is to demystify the process so that members can be confident of what to expect, how to prepare and present themselves in the witness box.

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