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Ombudsman complaints during pandemic

Complaints to the ombudsman may increase as services resume.

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Responding to local resolution complaints during pandemic

The pandemic continues to impact the ability to respond to complaints.

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Patient safety prospers when healthcare workers are well

This World Patient Safety Day we look at the importance of healthcare workers' physical and psychological wellbeing.

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GMC fitness to practise procedures resume

The GMC is adopting a proportionate approach to its procedures during the pandemic.

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Avoiding errors in digital prescribing

Digital prescribing is a useful way of working but comes with its own set of potential issues for doctors to consider.

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Guide

Using social media

Advice for maintaining professional integrity and boundaries on social media.

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News

Dealing with patients who decline to wear a face covering

There may be a small number of patients who will not follow government guidance on face coverings in NHS settings.

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Case study

Accidental disclosure of patient information

A GP received a complaint from a patient who'd instructed a solicitor to investigate a possible claim against their employer, following a work related injury.

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Case study

Storing digital images in medical records

A GP member was due to have a remote consultation because of the coronavirus outbreak, and needed the MDU's advice with questions surrounding confidentiality and data protection.

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Raising concerns about a colleague

After seeing a colleague drinking heavily before returning to work, a trainee called the MDU for advice on whether they should raise a concern over risks to patient safety.

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