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Drug-driving and prescription medication

Some patients may have questions about licensed medications and driving.

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News

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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Journal

Allergic reaction to anaesthesia

The MDU assisted a member who faced a claim after administering co-amoxiclav to a patient who was allergic to penicillin.

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Journal

Avoiding errors in digital prescribing

Digital prescribing is a useful way of working but comes with its own set of potential issues for doctors to consider.

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News

Healthcare assistants and flu vaccinations

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

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Guide

Flu and flu vaccinations

Consent, patient safety and delegation for GP practices during the annual winter flu vaccination programme.

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Case study

Whether to stop prescribing off-label drugs

A GP was concerned about the risks of stopping a patient's prescription for sodium valproate, and called the MDU for advice.

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Case study

GMC investigation over prescribing concerns

After being notified about some potential prescription anomalies, the GMC wrote to a hospital consultant, who in turn called on the MDU for advice.

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Guide

Self-prescribing

Self-prescribing can lead to serious consequences. Read our guidance on prescribing for yourself or for anyone you have a close personal relationship with.

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