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30 January 2024
A patient’s wife contacted one of our GP members with concerns about her husband’s mental health. The GP wondered if this would be a breach of confidentiality.
A foundation doctor had just completed a difficult shift in which he'd treated a trans rights activist who had been attacked on the way home from college and left with cuts and bruises.
A practice manager called the MDU after being contacted by a local employer, asking whether a fit note issued by the practice was genuine.
11 September 2023
A GP practice did not discriminate against a patient they deregistered for abusing and threatening staff.
29 June 2022
The MDU was able to assist a consultant who felt a trust's response to a complaint didn't accurately reflect the facts.
An MDU member needed reassurance when an elderly patient's adult children disagreed about their mother's best interests.
A GP member was unsure how to proceed when what they believed to be an unexpected death was deemed natural by the coroner.
A surgeon needed to check that a patient's consent was still valid before performing an operation, and called the MDU for advice.
An unexpected call from the coroner led to an MDU consultant member calling for support with making a statement.
The MDU helped out an emergency department consultant after the police asked for details of a patient they had just arrested.