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17 July 2020
When a patient died at home following a clinical diagnosis of COVID-19, a GP called the MDU helpline with questions about completing the death certificate.
2 July 2020
After being involved in an adverse incident, a trainee needed advice on what might happen next and what they should do to make amends.
A GP was concerned about the risks of stopping a patient's prescription for sodium valproate, and called the MDU for advice.
A consultant in elderly care medicine called the MDU advice line after being contacted by the solicitor acting on behalf of an in-patient.
After being notified about some potential prescription anomalies, the GMC wrote to a hospital consultant, who in turn called on the MDU for advice.
29 June 2020
The MDU helped an ST doctor with questions about the potential fitness to drive of a patient who offered conflicting histories.
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.