Case studies

The MDU advised a respiratory consultant who had concerns about a patient's use of oxygen at home.

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Request for contraception from patient under 16

29 June 2022

A GP called the MDU for advice on how to proceed when a young patient asked for contraception.

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Request for a hymenoplasty

29 June 2022

A consultant gynaecologist called on the MDU for assistance after a consultation that raised significant safeguarding issues.

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Record request from estranged father

29 June 2022

A GP needed the MDU's guidance to process a request for patient records without disclosing confidential information.

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Post-discharge prescription of naproxen

29 June 2022

The MDU assisted a member when an error with a patient's prescription led to a complaint.

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Overseas treatment

29 June 2022

A GP needed advice when a patient complained about not being prescribed medication while abroad.

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GMC interview

29 June 2022

An SHO faced a dilemma when the GMC wanted to interview them about a colleague's alleged misconduct.

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Fit to fly?

29 June 2022

A patient's refusal to declare their health issues before a potentially risky flight gave a GP member some confidentiality considerations...

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Disclosure to the police

29 June 2022

The MDU helped out an emergency department consultant after the police asked for details of a patient they had just arrested.

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Coroner's statement after remote consultation

29 June 2022

An unexpected call from the coroner led to an MDU consultant member calling for support with making a statement.