Avoiding unwanted attention from patients

When the boundaries of the doctor-patient relationship are breached, it's important to know how to respond.

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Impact at every level

The GMC's report on the state of medical education and practice offers some positives, but there is still much work to be done.

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Closed groups online - a false sense of security?

'Doctors-only' online forums can be useful tools, but irresponsible posts can lead to troubleā€¦

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How to engage with patients

For whatever reason, there are situations where a patient doesn't engage with their treatment. Here we consider a typical scenario in order to answer some common questions.

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HRFace2Face - mediation and resolution for employment issues

Getting professional help can give practice managers peace of mind when dealing with employment issues.

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The real world is not always as accommodating as we might like...

In focus

Retrospective records

Keeping accurate contemporaneous records is a key aspect of good record keeping, but what do you do when it's just not possible?

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Infection control in primary care

Ed Farnan answers some common questions from GPs on infection control.

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Analysis of meningitis claims

The MDU claims team take a look at recent cases involving meningitis.

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Practical considerations when assessing capacity

Assessing capacity can be a complicated process, and knowing what to do isn't the same as knowing how to do it.

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The MDU - our impact and influence

Discover how the MDU is shaping policy and inspiring change in the medico-legal climate.

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Parental responsibility dispute

A young patient's father refused to consent to his daughter's vaccination.

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RMBF launches Vital Signs guide for primary care

New advice and support for GPs and trainees highlights common stress triggers and encourages those affected to seek help.

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