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Protecting the NHS from the medico-legal consequences of coronavirus

If we truly value its contribution, the NHS and its workforce must now be shielded from the additional burden of coronavirus civil claims, says Dr Christine Tomkins.

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Patient deaths and medical examiners

Dr Michael Devlin explains how medical examiners play a vital role in the process of scrutinising patient deaths.

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Guide

Statutory duty of candour in secondary care

Secondary care providers registered with CQC in England are subject to a statutory duty of candour, introduced in November 2014.

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Duty of candour at a glance

Your quick guide to the duty of candour.

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Case study

Coroner's case

A GP was called to a coroner's inquest but was not identified as an 'interested party', and called the MDU for advice.

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Avoiding errors in digital prescribing

Digital prescribing is a useful way of working but comes with its own set of potential issues for doctors to consider.

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Confidentiality concerns and complaints in HIV cases

When analysing members' cases involving patients with HIV, a number of key themes emerged - with confidentiality being top of the list.

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Death certification of COVID-19 patient

When a patient died at home following a clinical diagnosis of COVID-19, a GP called the MDU helpline with questions about completing the death certificate.

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Diagnostic delays in malignant melanoma

Melanoma can be a challenging diagnosis, so it's important to be confident in assessing and making management decisions about skin lesions.

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Difficulties in diagnosing pancreatic cancer

Dr Ellie Mein looks at a review of MDU cases to see what lessons can be learned about avoiding a missed diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

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