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FREE risk assessment of your practice including premises, health and safety, protocols, systems and staff issues for all GROUPCARE PREMIUM members.
29 June 2022
A surgeon needed to check that a patient's consent was still valid before performing an operation, and called the MDU for advice.
A GP member was unsure how to proceed when what they believed to be an unexpected death was deemed natural by the coroner.
Can a GP prescribe botulinum toxin treatments on behalf of a healthcare assistant? One member called the MDU to find out...
An MDU member needed reassurance when an elderly patient's adult children disagreed about their mother's best interests.
The MDU was able to assist a consultant who felt a trust's response to a complaint didn't accurately reflect the facts.
2 July 2021
An ophthalmic surgeon faces disciplinary action following the insertion of an incorrect lens during a cataracts procedure, which was not reported in time, leading to a patient complaint.
A distressed foundation doctor called the MDU helpline during an ongoing trust investigation where a patient was given an excessive dose of gentamicin.
A foundation doctor got himself into trouble when he hurriedly corrected his notes with the name of the on-call registrar after a patient died on the GI ward.
A worried FY2 doctor called the MDU advice line after a consultant asked him to write an incident report regarding a patient that was readmitted with haemothorax.
An endocrinologist contacted the MDU because he was worried about the implications of remote prescribing following a patient moving to another town for work.