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Patient safety and the importance of a just culture

#patientsafety: the first annual World Patient Safety Day is on 17 September 2019

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Safeguarding children at risk of neglect or abuse

GPs play a pivotal role in identifying children at risk and should be familiar with local child protection procedures.

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Managing practice appointment systems

GP practices can find themselves under pressure to find innovative ways to meet patient demands without overload or compromising safety.

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The NHS complaints procedure in Scotland

A concise but comprehensive guide to the Scottish NHS complaints procedure.

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Medico-legal news digest September 2019

Your round-up of the latest medico-legal news, with a focus on patient safety, clinical negligence, new legislation and guidance impacting your practice.

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Guide

Confidentiality and adults without capacity

Patients with mental disorders or learning disabilities do not necessarily lack capacity to consent to disclosure of confidential information.

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Managing patient complaints

Complaints are unavoidable in practice, so knowing how to deal with them appropriately when they arise is vital.

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Cautionary Tales 2019

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Mission critical: interview with Dr Ganesh Suntharalingam

Intensive Care Society president Dr Ganesh Suntharalingam explains why his specialty has an increasingly important role in supporting patient care throughout the hospital.

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Management of a sports injury

A patient made a claim against an MDU orthopaedic surgeon after they suffered complications following operations to treat their acromioclavicular joint dislocation.

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MDU journal summer 2019

Complaints are unavoidable, so knowing how to deal with them appropriately when they arise is vital. Our comprehensive guide takes you through what you need to know.

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