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Alleged failure to review 'out of date' medication

The MDU supported a GP member with an allegation of failing to review a medication's expiry date.

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Risk management of mesalazine induced renal failure

The MDU has noticed an increase in notification of claims related to renal impairment alleged to be secondary to mesalazine prescribed for inflammatory bowel disease.

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AI in healthcare

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform aspects of clinical practice but we must think carefully about its adoption and regulation, says Dr Farzana Rahman.

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Guide

Prescribing cannabis-based products

From 1 November 2018, specialist UK doctors were able to prescribe medicinal cannabis.

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Managing common fears and phobias in patients

Common phobias can present challenges for both patients and doctors

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Patients may ask for medical defence under drug-driving legislation

An offence of drug-driving came into force in England and Wales in 2015 and similar legislation has now taken effect in Scotland.

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Cognitive bias and diagnosis heuristics

How identifying and allowing for bias in your clinical practice can help anticipate medico-legal issues.

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Avoiding diagnostic delays in myeloma

An early diagnosis of myeloma has the potential to improve the prognosis and quality of life of the patient.

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Avoiding skin cancer diagnosis delays

Melanomas require accurate and timely diagnosis by GPs so that patients can be treated promptly.

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