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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.
We live in a multicultural society but racist attitudes persist and even now, some patients are not inhibited about expressing them.
The role of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) has been expanded to include how whistleblowing complaints are handled
A doctor's personal beliefs or conscientious objection to a treatment may prevent them from agreeing to carry out certain actions.
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If you face racial discrimination from patients on the ward or in a surgery, there are several things you can do.
Patients become ‘challenging’ for a number of reasons. Here, we advise on managing the patient while protecting yourself, staff and other patients.
More and more members are contacting the MDU for advice on raising concerns about patient safety.
It’s not always easy but doctors have a professional duty to raise concerns when patient safety is being put at risk. Dr Kathryn Leask highlights resources that can help prepare you to speak up.