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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.
25 November 2019
The MDU helped a GP respond to a patient's family, who made a complaint after complications meant the patient's body couldn't be donated to a medical school after his death as he had wanted.
24 July 2019
A GP member contacted the MDU advice line with questions about a patient's advance decision, and whether it would count as valid refusal of potentially life-saving treatment.
10 July 2019
An MDU member faced a claim alleging that a delay in referral led to a patient's death from severe aortic stenosis.
19 June 2019
The MDU was able to help a GP member who faced a claim from the family of a patient who died after being diagnosed with a rare colorectal carcinoma.
An ophthalmologist turned to the MDU for help after a patient claimed they had been negligent when securing a cannula during a cataract operation.
The MDU successfully supported a doctor through a claim resulting from a dispute over whether consent had been obtained during the fitting of an IUS.
A patient made a claim against an MDU orthopaedic surgeon after they suffered complications following operations to treat their acromioclavicular joint dislocation.
A patient alleged that an MDU GP's examination was inadequate and they failed to refer for an X-ray, leading to a hip fracture being missed and a subsequent total hip replacement.
The MDU was able to advise a GP about a parental responsibility issue involving the stepfather of a young epileptic patient.
A confidentiality question arose after an MDU member was asked to disclose information about a patient who potentially posed a threat to a public figure.