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Learning from maternal deaths during the pandemic

The lessons that can be drawn from the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch's (HSIB) report on maternal deaths.

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Avoidable harm in primary care

A new report on the incidence of avoidable harm serves as a timely reminder of the good work done by doctors in primary care.

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Creating a caring culture

We expect them to be superhumans, but doctors can be deeply affected by adverse incidents - their wellbeing must not be forgotten.

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Guide

Significant event analysis

Significant event analysis is a way of formally analysing incidents that may have implications for patient care.

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Incident reporting

Since April 2010, NHS trusts have had a statutory duty to report all serious incidents (SIs) so that lessons can be learned across the health service.

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Treating patients with dental problems: advice for GPs

As dental practices were forced to close in response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're aware that GPs have received more requests from patients about dental care.

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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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Learning from GP claims arising after patient suicides

Assessing suicide risk can be challenging - but as John Dale-Skinner gleans from previous MDU cases, measures like mental state evaluations can help improve suicide prevention.

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Duty of candour at a glance

Your quick guide to the duty of candour.

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