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Be alert to Lyme disease in patients

Watch out for the signs and symptoms of Lyme disease.

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Journal

Speaking from experience: the value of peer-to-peer support

After a gruelling GMC investigation, a retired hospital consultant MDU member wanted to help others in the same situation.

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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

Changes and challenges: handling claims during the pandemic

David Pranklin, head of the MDU's claims handling unit, reflects on the last seven months and how his team has adapted to continue supporting members through challenging times.

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Journal

Allergic reaction to anaesthesia

The MDU assisted a member who faced a claim after administering co-amoxiclav to a patient who was allergic to penicillin.

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Journal

Understanding the causes of anaesthetic claims

Analysing clinical negligence claims against anaesthetist MDU members and offering advice on managing risk in this speciality.

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Journal

Protecting the NHS from the medico-legal consequences of coronavirus

If we truly value its contribution, the NHS and its workforce must now be shielded from the additional burden of coronavirus civil claims, says Dr Christine Tomkins.

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Journal

Diagnostic delays in malignant melanoma

Melanoma can be a challenging diagnosis, so it's important to be confident in assessing and making management decisions about skin lesions.

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Journal

Difficulties in diagnosing pancreatic cancer

Dr Ellie Mein looks at a review of MDU cases to see what lessons can be learned about avoiding a missed diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

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