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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

30 Jul 2021

Read about our work in partnership with @Dr_PhilippaW and Dr Dan Poulter MP urging @sajidjavid to abandon specific… https://t.co/0sbgFQ7fCF

30 Jul 2021

The latest issue of Insight Secondary magazine contains the article ‘Smartphone technology in chronic disease manag… https://t.co/h42I6f0jpA

30 Jul 2021

Our event, ‘Practice Manager Leadership: DISC analysis to understand and improve communication and team working’ is… https://t.co/fHhqb6LySo

29 Jul 2021

We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for two awards in this year's @CIPR_Awards for our campaign wo… https://t.co/vFDnNC802q

29 Jul 2021

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29 Jul 2021

In the new issue of Insight Secondary, our Viewpoint is from MDDUS’ head of medical division, Dr @NaeemNazem, who w… https://t.co/MbvOKxaqSw

28 Jul 2021

To be held on 16 September, our ‘Multidisciplinary team working: managing systems and boundary risks’ event highlig… https://t.co/vzAAboNvba

28 Jul 2021

In our latest issue of Insight Secondary, the Briefing section contains key news from the world of secondary care,… https://t.co/1CFLabNVIB

27 Jul 2021

This issue’s Notice Board section contains details on the MDDUS’ annual report, an insight into our sister company… https://t.co/FxwfAhMV7u

26 Jul 2021

MDDUS has just published the latest issue of Insight Secondary magazine and it’s packed full of great articles! To… https://t.co/YiBQlz9Gdv

26 Jul 2021

Our event, ‘DISC analysis to understand and improve communication and team working’ takes place on 9 September 2021… https://t.co/WXVt1Pg3zz

23 Jul 2021

‘Risk Management: Remote consulting in secondary care’ takes place on 8 September and is designed for any clinician… https://t.co/lYYkTdupSF

22 Jul 2021

RT @ptsafetyNHS: Our new national service for recording and learning from patient safety events is now live. This will eventually replace t…

21 Jul 2021

.@MDDUS_CEO Chris Kenny said: “Everyone at MDDUS is tremendously sorry to learn that Dame Clare has been diagnose… https://t.co/uuwijdMNAc

21 Jul 2021

‘Conducting an interpersonal conflict resolution process’ is a two hour training course designed for anyone with a… https://t.co/tiuQfLvHAi

20 Jul 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: Read below in this article from @pulsetoday how in 'a year like no other', MDDUS supported our members as they dealt with t…

20 Jul 2021

RT @TheDentistMag: MDDUS comment on the continued use of face masks in healthcare settings after July 19. ➡ To read more, visit our websi…

20 Jul 2021

Read below in this article from @pulsetoday how in 'a year like no other', MDDUS supported our members as they deal… https://t.co/qdLmRTrgrI

19 Jul 2021

RT @PrimaryCareNHS: If you go to a #dental appointment you still need to wear a face mask and socially distance – this is to help keep you…

19 Jul 2021

RT @ReviewDental: MDDUS: Face Masks after 19th July - https://t.co/H8UCIihnvU https://t.co/zuQ8af7gHZ