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When should I declare a police caution?

A fifth year medical student faces an investigation by her medical school and the GMC in relation to a caution she received before starting her studies.

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Festive dilemmas

Test your knowledge of how you would respond to these festive dilemmas

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Guide

Prescribing cannabis-based products

From 1 November 2018, specialist UK doctors were able to prescribe medicinal cannabis.

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Journal

MDU journal autumn 2019

Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform aspects of clinical practice but we must think carefully about its adoption and regulation

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News

Avoiding diagnostic delays in heart failure

To help reduce the risk of a delayed or missed heart failure diagnosis, we examine cases involving heart failure in light of a new report from the British Heart Foundation.

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Podcast and video

Dealing with complaints webinar

Complaints are an unavoidable part of a doctor’s professional life, so it’s important to know how to prevent them from escalating.

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News

Guidance and advice for occupational health doctors

Occupational health doctors face situations unique to their specialty due to the need to balance their ethical duty to patients against the expectations of employers.

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Cautionary Tales 2019

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Case study

Complaint from the family of a deceased patient

The MDU helped a GP respond to a patient's family, who made a complaint after complications meant the patient's body couldn't be donated to a medical school after his death as he had wanted.

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Guide

Getting a clear picture of radiology claims

Dr Shabbir Choudhury, senior medical claims handler, analyses clinical negligence claims notified by MDU radiology members and provides advice on managing risk.

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Guide

Claims in ophthalmology

Dr Shabbir Choudhury, senior medical claims handler analyses clinical negligence claims against ophthalmology members of the MDU over a ten-year period and offers advice on managing risk in this speciality.

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