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Psychiatric claims under the spotlight

29 October 2019

Dr Shabbir Choudhury, senior medical claims handler, analyses clinical negligence claims pursued against MDU psychiatrist members and offers tips on managing common risks.

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Managing practice appointment systems

10 September 2019

GP practices can find themselves under pressure to find innovative ways to meet patient demands without overload or compromising safety.

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Avoiding skin cancer diagnosis delays

12 August 2019

Melanomas require accurate and timely diagnosis by GPs so that patients can be treated promptly.

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Domestic abuse: your legal and ethical duty

30 July 2019

Doctors and other healthcare professionals have a duty to be alert to signs of domestic abuse.

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Avoiding malaria pitfalls

10 September 2018

Patients travelling to malaria hotspots should be encouraged to seek early medical advice about preventative measures.

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Storage and disclosure of child protection documents

21 May 2018

Include child protection documents in records if necessary, important or relevant to the patient's clinical care.

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Counter-terrorism and confidentiality

30 March 2018

Your legal obligations to report, and how to raise concerns if you believe a colleague poses a risk to themselves or others.

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Your first year as a GP

26 March 2014

Dr Nicola Bailey, a member of the medical claims team and former GP, outlines her first role in general practice and informs readers of the top ten things to look out for as a newly qualified GP.

MDU guide for consultants

We have developed this guide to support you in some of the common challenges you may face as a consultant. The content will be added to and updated regularly. I hope you find it useful. If you have any medico-legal questions or concerns please seek our advice on freephone 0800 716 646.

Ethical dilemmas

A selection of short dilemmas (anonymised for confidentiality), which illustrate some of the situations where the MDU has assisted consultant members.