Latest updates and advice

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Citizen access to records - advice for GP practices

10 March 2022

From April 2022, patients with online accounts will be able to see new entries in their records. We answer your questions on how it'll affect your practice.

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Delayed diagnosis of ovarian cancer

10 March 2022

Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in its late stages with more women dying from this type of cancer than any other gynaecological malignancy.

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Avoiding diagnosis delays in endometriosis

7 March 2022

Diagnostic delays for endometriosis can occur, with many of the symptoms similar to other common medical conditions.

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GDPR: five things GPs need to have in place

7 March 2022

Practices must be mindful of several fundamental requirements to comply with the legislation.

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Dealing with Valentine's Day advances

8 February 2022

How to deal with inappropriate advances from patients and avoid misunderstandings.

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Healthcare assistants and flu vaccinations

12 January 2022

Healthcare assistants can administer flu vaccines, provided robust protocols are in place that follow the legal framework.

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Anaesthetists reminded to 'stop before you block'

6 January 2022

New guidance on anaesthetic nerve blocks aims to avoid errors.

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Festive dilemmas - how would you respond?

30 November 2021

Test your knowledge of how you’d respond to these fictional festive dilemmas, based on cases reported to the MDU.

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Halloween hazards can lead to complaints

15 October 2021

We share some fictitious medico-legal examples inspired by real cases...

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Change in law on botulinum toxin and cosmetic fillers for under 18s

14 October 2021

Fillers and Botox cannot be administered to under 18s for cosmetic reasons in England.