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Don't let emotional pressure cloud your judgement at Christmas

Doctors should resist pressure to discharge patients in time for Christmas if they do not meet necessary clinical criteria.

  • 19 December 2012

Don't let your standards slip

Dentists are urged not to cut corners or let sloppy standards creep into their work or they could risk facing professional difficulties.

  • 10 December 2012

Festive Facebook risks

Doctors are urged to beware of festive social media risks when attending their Christmas work night out, says UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 05 December 2012

Is your practice social media savvy?

Medical and dental practice staff are urged to consider their actions on social media sites this Christmas.

  • 05 December 2012

Who can consent for children?

Doctors are reminded that only those with parental responsibility – or authorisation from a parent – can consent to treatment in children who lack capacity, unless in an emergency.

  • 21 November 2012

Dealing with needle breakage and retention

Dentists are reminded of the steps to take to prevent - and act on - breakage and retention of dental needles in the tissue.

  • 21 November 2012

Dentists to help educate patients on oral cancer risks

UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS is reminding dentists to play their part in achieving early detection of oral cancer by educating patients of the risks and warning signs.

  • 14 November 2012

Can Skype offer safe alternative to face-to-face consultations?

Doctors are urged to consider the medico-legal issues of using Skype for patient consultations.

  • 12 November 2012

Don't jeopardise patient safety when prescribing Botox

Dentists should under no circumstances prescribe Botox for a patient outside their supervision, warns UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 10 October 2012

Ensure your dental care professionals are registered

Dentists can avoid potential disruption to their practice by ensuring all Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) are fully registered.

  • 19 September 2012

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12 Apr 2021

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12 Apr 2021

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12 Apr 2021

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09 Apr 2021

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09 Apr 2021

Some legal proceedings can ask medical and dental professionals to provide expert evidence - but what do you need t… https://t.co/qFbanxAwVj

08 Apr 2021

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08 Apr 2021

Our 2021 Scottish Parliament Election hustings is under a week away Hosted by @WhatScotsThink and free to attend,… https://t.co/Q3nntNUolC

08 Apr 2021

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07 Apr 2021

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07 Apr 2021

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07 Apr 2021

In our brand new edition of Insight Primary, we are contacted by a practice manager who asks for our advice on draf… https://t.co/BWguD4Z8UE

06 Apr 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: More than 50,000 doctors and dentists across the UK trust MDDUS with their professional protection – here’s why you may wan…

06 Apr 2021

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06 Apr 2021

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06 Apr 2021

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