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17 December 2015
Genetic and genomic testing bring many benefits to patients, but there may be pitfalls for doctors, as Dr Kathryn Leask explains.
1 September 2015
Health bodies in England must comply with the statutory duty of candour – but many doctors remain unclear on how and when it applies. Dr Michael Devlin cracks the code.
8 June 2015
A recent Supreme Court judgment introduced the concept of 'informed consent' to the law of negligence. Dr Udvitha Nandasoma reviews the ethical and legal challenges in the complex area of consent, which is central to the provision of medical treatment.
20 June 2014
In this issue, we look at the challenges that primary care staff can be faced with when working with modern technology.
27 May 2014
Concern about patient confidentiality is one of the common reasons for members to contact us for advice and assistance. In this issue, we look at confidentiality from several different perspectives.
17 April 2014
In the latest issue of wardround we focus on raising concerns and patient safety.
28 March 2014
The latest edition of the MDU journal deals with recording consultations, cardiology claims, chaperones and more.
2 December 2013
In this edition, we look at the process for dealing with requests for access to records by a patient, as well as factors to consider when a request is made to access the records of a deceased patient.
12 November 2013
In this issue we focus on teamwork and specifically, respect for patients and colleagues.
8 November 2013
In the latest MDU journal we look at what happens when doctors at breaking point are working sub-optimally.