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An SHO faced a dilemma when the GMC wanted to interview them about a colleague's alleged misconduct.
30 January 2024
A foundation doctor was asked to clerk a male patient who had been referred to the emergency department by his GP. The GP suspected cauda equina syndrome after the patient complained of severe back pain, numbness in his legs and difficulty passing urine.
It was a foundation doctor's turn to record the consultant’s morning ward-round. After listening to the chest of a patient with acute severe asthma, the consultant noted he could hear a wheeze on both sides and recommended nebulised salbutamol, oxygen and steroids, and a review in two hours.
An FY2 doctor had started working on an elderly care ward which was understaffed and she was worried about the conditions.
A GP received a complaint from a patient who'd instructed a solicitor to investigate a possible claim against their employer, following a work related injury.
A specialty doctor had a job offer at another hospital withdrawn, and spoke to the MDU's advice line to ask if she had a right to see the reference written about her by a colleague.
Can a GP prescribe botulinum toxin treatments on behalf of a healthcare assistant? One member called the MDU to find out...
A practice manager called the advice line following a request from a solicitor acting for the mother of three children, seeking disclosure of the children’s records.
After seeing a colleague drinking heavily before returning to work, a trainee called the MDU for advice on whether they should raise a concern over risks to patient safety.
A patient visited her GP, extremely anxious about a forthcoming family court appearance that she was unwilling to attend.