Standing up for doctors: MDU consultation work

The MDU provides doctors with medico-legal advice and representation in their time of need, and we also use our expertise to advocate legal and regulatory reforms in the interests of our members. Head of advisory services Dr Caroline Fryar describes how the MDU uses its influence on behalf of members.

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Looking beyond indemnity

Dr Christine Tomkins explains how the benefits of MDU membership extend well beyond providing doctors with professional indemnity.

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Cervical smears: an analysis of advisory complaints to the MDU

Dr Carol Chu looks over complaints received by MDU members around cervical smear tests to draw out some key risk management advice.

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Guidance on glaucoma

Glaucoma is a common and easily misdiagnosed condition, and poor standards of care can put both patients and doctors at risk. Prof. Peter Shah has been treating glaucoma patients for over 25 years and shares some of the lessons he has learned.

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Patients very often attend their doctor with a preconception of how they will be treated...

In focus

Managing patient expectations

What should you do if patients expect an unrealistic outcome from their treatment? Dr Beverley Ward offers some advice on managing different perspectives.


Ethics in general practice: digital learning tool for GP trainees

The MDU has added to its roster of learning resources with an interactive tool aimed at GPSTs that provides e-portfolio evidence for ethics.

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Common factors in delayed diagnosis of male cancers

What lessons can be learned from analysing complaints received by doctors about cases involving prostate and testicular cancers?

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MDU app launched

We've made it easier for members to access our expert guidance and advice on the move.

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Successful defence of a high value claim

The MDU defended a GP member in a high value case concerning an alleged failure to refer to hospital for suspected endocarditis.

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