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Speaking up for patient safety

More and more members are contacting the MDU for advice on raising concerns about patient safety.

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Journal

Speaking up for 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.

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Journal

Speaking up about your superior

A student observes inappropriate behaviour by their supervisor on a ward. What should they do next?

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Journal

Working under pressure

What should doctors do when faced with the prospect of working in unsafe systems?

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Guide

Domestic abuse: your legal and ethical duty

Doctors and other healthcare professionals have a duty to be alert to signs of domestic abuse.

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News

Common queries from foundation doctors

Dr Ellie Mein shares some of the most common reasons foundation doctors call the MDU, and explains what you can do if you find yourself in a similar situation.

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Case study

Fixated threat assessment centre

A confidentiality question arose after an MDU member was asked to disclose information about a patient who potentially posed a threat to a public figure.

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Case study

A right to view a reference?

A specialty doctor had a job offer at another hospital withdrawn, and spoke to the MDU's advice line to ask if she had a right to see the reference written about her by a colleague.

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Guide

Prescribing contraception to under-16s

Ethical considerations in prescribing contraception to young people

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