Guides

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Guidance and advice for occupational health doctors

13 January 2021

Protocols on disclosing medical reports, clearly communicated to both patients and employers, can help manage patients' expectations.

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Storing and disposing of human skeletons and material

7 January 2021

How to appropriately dispose of real human skeletons.

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Pupils in the practice

9 October 2020

Before welcoming a work experience pupil into your GP surgery, take into account these key considerations.

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Aspects of the clinical negligence legal process explained

15 January 2020

Your guide to understanding the processes and procedures of a claim once it is underway.

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Background to litigation

15 January 2020

Receiving a claim can be confusing, especially if you're unfamiliar with the procedures and terminology. Our guide will help you understand the litigation process.

Medico-legal guide to cllinical negligence - Notification of a claim - The MDU
Notification of a claim: what to send us

14 January 2020

If you approach us for assistance with a claim, we'll ask you for specific documents and information.

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Getting a clear picture of radiology claims

19 November 2019

Dr Shabbir Choudhury, senior medical claims handler, analyses clinical negligence claims notified by MDU radiology members and provides advice on managing risk.

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Ear, nose and throat claims

18 November 2019

Dr Gemma Taylor and Greta Barnes, senior claims handlers analyse clinical negligence claims against ear, nose and throat surgeons who are MDU members and offer advice on managing risk in this speciality.

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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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Avoiding malaria pitfalls

10 September 2018

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