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Anaesthetic block
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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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Whether to stop prescribing off-label drugs

A GP was concerned about the risks of stopping a patient's prescription for sodium valproate, and called the MDU for advice.

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Testamentary capacity

The MDU was able to assist a consultant after they were approached by a solicitor acting on behalf of an elderly patient, who was making a will.

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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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GMC investigation over prescribing concerns

After being notified about some potential prescription anomalies, the GMC wrote to a hospital consultant, who in turn called on the MDU for advice.

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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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Cautionary Tales 2019

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Disclosure to the DVLA

The MDU helped an ST doctor with questions about the potential fitness to drive of a patient who offered conflicting histories.

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Death certification of COVID-19 patient

When a patient died at home following a clinical diagnosis of COVID-19, a GP called the MDU helpline with questions about completing the death certificate.

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Guide

Seatbelt exemption certificates

When and how can you issue seatbelt exemption certificates?

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