Relieving the pressure

If we expect doctors to be there for us in a crisis, we must properly support them.

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Remote consultations webinar

Missed our free webinar on the medico-legal aspects of remote consultations? Watch the full recording again here.

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Advice and Guidance Service in general practice

John Dale-Skinner gives some helpful tips on using the NHS Advice and Guidance service.

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Changes and challenges: handling claims during the pandemic

David Pranklin, head of the MDU's claims handling unit, reflects on the last seven months and how his team has adapted to continue supporting members through challenging times.

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It is vital that supervisors, and trained peers, should be alert for early signs of distress.

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Moral injury in healthcare workers

Professor Neil Greenberg discusses the concept of 'moral injury' as a result of working in difficult circumstances - and how to manage it.

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Allergic reaction to anaesthesia

The MDU assisted a member who faced a claim after administering co-amoxiclav to a patient who was allergic to penicillin.

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Fitness to drive and reporting concerns to the DVLA or DVA: new e-learning

How much do you know about reporting a patient's fitness to drive?

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Learning from GP claims arising after patient suicides

Assessing suicide risk can be challenging - but as John Dale-Skinner gleans from previous MDU cases, measures like mental state evaluations can help improve suicide prevention.

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Seven principles of consent: latest GMC guidance

Key points and changes from the GMC's latest guidance, Decision making and consent.

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Understanding the causes of anaesthetic claims

Analysing clinical negligence claims against anaesthetist MDU members and offering advice on managing risk in this speciality.

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