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After being involved in an adverse incident, a trainee needed advice on what might happen next and what they should do to make amends.
A GP was concerned about the risks of stopping a patient's prescription for sodium valproate, and called the MDU for advice.
The MDU was able to assist a consultant after they were approached by a solicitor acting on behalf of an elderly patient, who was making a will.
A GP member was due to have a remote consultation because of the coronavirus outbreak, and needed the MDU's advice with questions surrounding confidentiality and data protection.
After seeing a colleague drinking heavily before returning to work, a trainee called the MDU for advice on whether they should raise a concern over risks to patient safety.
After being notified about some potential prescription anomalies, the GMC wrote to a hospital consultant, who in turn called on the MDU for advice.
How to manage inappropriate patient behaviour and avoid blurring the lines with patient relationships.
The MDU helped an ST doctor with questions about the potential fitness to drive of a patient who offered conflicting histories.
When a patient died at home following a clinical diagnosis of COVID-19, a GP called the MDU helpline with questions about completing the death certificate.
There are various ways for GPs to minimise the risk involved with out-of-hours consultations.