Cognitive bias and diagnosis heuristics

When you hear hoofbeats, do you think horses or zebras? How identifying and allowing for bias in your clinical practice can help anticipate medico-legal issues.

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Disappointments over the discount rate

The government must keep its promise to protect doctors from the impact of the discount rate cut, says MDU chief executive Dr Christine Tomkins.

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Acting as a witness for a colleague

It's understandably worrying to receive a letter from the GMC, but it might not be you who's facing a disciplinary investigation.

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Culinary medicine

The team behind Culinary Medicine UK discuss the concept of culinary medicine and how it can expand the conversations healthcare professionals have with patients about food and nutrition.

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One of the most important qualities for an intensive care doctor is to be able to work collaboratively with a range of professions.

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Mission critical: interview with Dr Ganesh Suntharalingam

Intensive Care Society president Dr Ganesh Suntharalingam explains why his specialty has an increasingly important role in supporting patient care throughout the hospital.

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A right to view a reference?

A specialty doctor had a job offer at another hospital withdrawn, and spoke to the MDU's advice line to ask if she had a right to see the reference written about her by a colleague.

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Management of a sports injury

A patient made a claim against an MDU orthopaedic surgeon after they suffered complications following operations to treat their acromioclavicular joint dislocation.

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Working under pressure

What should doctors do when faced with the prospect of working in unsafe systems?

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Patients recording consultations

Don't jump to conclusions if a patient asks to record their consultation – it could benefit you both.

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New and improved GROUPCARE

GROUPCARE membership offers benefits and savings to eligible GP practices UK-wide - and it's now even better.

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Warning letters to patients: a practical guide

Issuing a formal warning to patients about their behaviour isn't a step most doctors take lightly – but if you ever have to, here's what you should know.

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