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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3286 (Published 24 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3286

MDDUS issues new warning on improper relationships with patients: Doctors who get too close to patients risk being struck off, the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland has warned. In 2009 in the United Kingdom 15 doctors were struck off after fitness to practise hearings because of improper relationships with patients. In 2008 the figure was eight.

NHS trusts make too many mistakes with personal information: NHS Stoke on Trent primary care trust and Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation …

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