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Delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer

Advice on minimising the risk of a delayed diagnosis in prostate and testicular cancer.

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Halloween hazards can lead to complaints

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

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Avoiding diagnosis delays in endometriosis

Diagnostic delays for endometriosis can occur as many of the symptoms are very similar to other common medical conditions.

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How GPs can deal with referral delays caused by COVID-19

Steps that could avoid patient harm if there is a delay in onward care.

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Case study

Conflicting opinion

A patient who suffered a detached retina claimed he had not been warned that this was a risk of cataract surgery, an allegation denied by the MDU member.

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Ombudsman complaints during pandemic

Complaints to the ombudsman may increase as services resume.

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Responding to local resolution complaints during pandemic

The pandemic continues to impact the ability to respond to complaints.

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Journal

Confidentiality concerns and complaints in HIV cases

When analysing members' cases involving patients with HIV, a number of key themes emerged - with confidentiality being top of the list.

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Journal

Diagnostic delays in malignant melanoma

Melanoma can be a challenging diagnosis, so it's important to be confident in assessing and making management decisions about skin lesions.

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