Journals

Good Practice May 2012

3 May 2012

Our main feature in this edition of Good Practice explores the issue of doctor-patient communication and describes how GPs can try to ensure they and their patients are on the same wavelength.

Ward Round April 2012

17 April 2012

In this issue, we look at what makes a successful clinical handover and how FY doctors can play a central part.

MDU Journal April 2012

29 March 2012

This issue's lead feature contains practical advice on the medico-legal aspects of 'putting things right' after an adverse incident.

inpractice February 2012

1 February 2012

This issue of inpractice addresses the changes to RCN practice nurse indemnity and includes features on dealing with requests for disclosure of information about children to parents, and some advice from Peninsula Business Services to assist practices who find themselves on the receiving end of an Employment Tribunal.

MDU Journal November 2011

30 November 2011

This issue's lead feature concerns consent. The articles discuss in-depth the issues of obtaining valid and informed consent from patients and doctors’ legal and ethical obligations.

Good Practice October 2011

20 October 2011

This issue of Good Practice covers a wide range of topics from an analysis of prostate cancer complaints and claims, to requests from the police to disclose patient information, as well as some reassuring advice about the position of the GP when a patient wishes to deliver her baby at home.

inpractice August 2011

25 August 2011

This issue looks at common immunisation errors in children and suggests ways of avoiding them; provides advice on handling critical feedback on NHS Choices, or other public sites; and highlights the importance of having a reliable system for logging and tracking patients’ test results.

duty of candour
MDU Journal June 2011

16 June 2011

This issue focuses on effective communication with patients and colleagues. We explain what happens when communication goes wrong and what makes a good communicator.