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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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News

Halloween hazards can lead to complaints

We share some fictitious medico-legal examples inspired by real cases...

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Journal

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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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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