Journals

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MDU journal August 2016

11 August 2016

The death of a patient can be both tragic and traumatic. But what would you do if criminal charges were brought as a result?

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MDU journal April 2016

14 April 2016

Dr Paul Goldsmith tells the MDU why few complaints relating to earlier adverse incidents at his hospital has serious implications for patients, healthcare staff and NHS resources.

DNA
MDU journal December 2015

17 December 2015

Genetic and genomic testing bring many benefits to patients, but there may be pitfalls for doctors, as Dr Kathryn Leask explains.

MDU journal September 2015
MDU journal September 2015

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.

MDU journal June 2015
MDU journal June 2015

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.

inpractice July 2014

20 June 2014

In this issue, we look at the challenges that primary care staff can be faced with when working with modern technology.

Good Practice June 2014

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.

wardround April 2014

17 April 2014

In the latest issue of wardround we focus on raising concerns and patient safety.

MDU Journal April 2014

28 March 2014

The latest edition of the MDU journal deals with recording consultations, cardiology claims, chaperones and more.

inpractice December 2013

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.