Addressing mortality rates in patients with learning disabilities

Dr Dominic Slowie looks at the incidence of higher mortality rates in patients with learning disabilities, and what actions doctors can take.

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Specialist support

The MDU's unique expertise is a vital component in our ability to assist doctors facing the most serious allegations.

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MDU news update

A quick round up of what's new from the MDU.

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Breast cancer advisory complaint analysis

Dr Kathryn Leask looks at MDU members' advisory complaints relating to breast cancer.

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It's very difficult to see what I might have done if I hadn't had the MDU supporting me...

Interview

In safe hands: stories of MDU support

Two doctors recall their experience of receiving a clinical negligence claim and explain how the MDU's support made all the difference during testing times.

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Disclosure and parental responsibility

Issues around parental responsibility can raise several questions for doctors, as this example shows.

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Alleged allergic reaction to prescribed antibiotics

The MDU stepped in to defend a member accused of negligently prescribing an antibiotic.

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Introducing HSIB

Keith Conradi is the chief investigator at the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch. He explains the organisation's work and its significance for UK healthcare professionals.

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Analysing your medical records

Dr Mark Burgin explains how analysing medical records from the perspective of an expert witness can help doctors improve how they write their notes.

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