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Guide

Duty of candour at a glance

Your quick guide to the duty of candour.

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Case study

Wrong side anaesthetic block

After being involved in an adverse incident, a trainee needed advice on what might happen next and what they should do to make amends.

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Guide

Maintaining patient boundaries

How to manage inappropriate patient behaviour and avoid blurring the lines with patient relationships.

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Guide

Minimising risk in out-of-hours consultations

There are various ways for GPs to minimise the risk involved with out-of-hours consultations.

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News

Avoiding diagnostic delays in malignant melanoma

As summer approaches, we provide advice on avoiding missing a diagnosis of skin cancer.

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Journal

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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Journal

Statutory duty of candour: avoiding fines

It may not be the main reason to reflect on your organisational duty of candour, but the fact that we are starting to see fines issued for breaches might be an incentive to do so.

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Guide

Dealing with challenging patients

Patients become ‘challenging’ for a number of reasons. Here, we advise on managing the patient while protecting yourself, staff and other patients.

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Journal

Patient safety and a just culture

The first annual World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2019 year urged people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer.

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