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We offer free hospital-based seminars on hot topics in secondary care that address the training needs of all hospital doctors. Our liaison managers can deliver these sessions at departmental meetings, audit meetings, grand rounds and clinical governance meetings.
Seminars are open to members and non members. An attendance certificate is provided.
Length: Up to 60 minutes
Get an overview of the professional duty of candour and the statutory duty of candour, how the duties differ, your obligations, and when each duty may be engaged.
Gives an overview of complaints to the GMC, what happens when a doctor fails to meet professional standards, and how the MDU supports members throughout.
Looks at the common causes of complaints, relevant law and guidance, techniques to reduce your exposure to complaints, and how to deal with them when they happen.
Gives guidance on the role and use of chaperones and uses case studies to show how GMC guidance applies in practice.
Get an introduction to coroner’s investigations, advice on preparing a report for the coroner, and what to expect if you have to attend an inquest.
Length: Up to 60 minutes
Looks at MDU data on claims relating to these errors, GMC guidance, shared care prescribing, and the perils of doctors’ self-prescribing.
Focuses on factors that might influence capacity, assessment of capacity, and mechanisms to protect those without it.
Covers factors that can contribute to difficult situations and puts forward strategies for working with patients towards an appropriate solution.
Looks at some common pitfalls and ways to preserve the integrity of your records so you’re not vulnerable to criticism in the event of a complaint or claim.
Hear case scenarios based on members’ real-life experience and how the MDU is here to help in that hour of need.
Situations may arise where your duty of confidentiality needs to be carefully considered. Find out more about your responsibilities and when to seek MDU advice.
Focuses on topics including consent after Montgomery, legislation relating to FGM, the implications of GDPR in clinical practice, and the duty of candour.
We think of consent in the context of surgery or major medical interventions but it underpins even the most routine interactions. Look at the challenges in this complex area.
Focuses on parental rights and responsibilities, consent and confidentiality considerations when treating young patients, safeguarding and child protection procedures.
Get an overview of information governance and GDPR principles, and specifics such as disclosing records of children, fitness to drive, and police requests for information.