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New Doctor

New Doctor is a magazine produced by Medical Protection for doctors in their first two years qualified. We aim to deliver the low-down on the medicolegal issues that all new doctors need to know.

Every year dozens of doctors are held to account for unethical behaviour and are struck off the medical register. We want to support you with the skills and knowledge you need to practise safely.

New Doctor draws on the real experiences of practising doctors to tackle the ethical and legal issues that confront every new doctor.

Contribute to the next edition

If you would like to contribute to the next issue of New Doctor with a burning issue that you would like us to discuss, please contact Kirsty Plowman on +44 (0)113 229 4474 or email

ISSN 2042-4175 (Print)
ISSN 2042-4183 (Online)


September 2016

  • Hot topic...
  • Assessing capacity
  • A day in the life... of an FY1 anaesthetist
  • Presumed consent for organ donation
  • Laying the foundations
  • Great expectations
  • Inquests – an overview
New Doctor Apr 16 cover

April 2016

  • Noticeboard
  • Ask Medical Protection
  • Dealing with adverse incidents
  • Consent success
  • From ward to world
  • A difficult conversation
  • Passing the baton