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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.
19 June 2019
After a healthcare assistant was frightened by a patient's assistance dog, a GP at the same practice called the MDU to ask if they could refuse entry to the animal on the basis of hygiene or patient safety.
A specialty doctor had a job offer at another hospital withdrawn, and spoke to the MDU's advice line to ask if she had a right to see the reference written about her by a colleague.
16 July 2018
The MDU defended a GP member in a high value case concerning an alleged failure to refer to hospital for suspected endocarditis.
A 40-year old man brought a claim against his GP for an alleged failure to refer him for suspected testicular cancer
A patient in his late 30s presented to an MDU GP member complaining of a cough that had lasted for two weeks.
A patient brought a claim against a GP member alleging delayed diagnosis and failure to identify breast cancer.
A patient brought a claim against an MDU member more than two years after having surgery.
A patient with a known right inguinal hernia was seen at an out-of-hours GP unit by an MDU member.
A GP had been seeing a patient with known mental health issues and a previous history of assaulting a third party.
A GP partner called the MDU advice line following the death of a patient.