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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

02 Dec 2022

We agree with comments made by @AndrewBuist17 @BMAScotland in his speech at #SLMC22 today. Being a GP can be one o… https://t.co/0jpIwYQQei

02 Dec 2022

This is an artist’s impression of the discovery of chloroform. James Young Simpson, James Matthews Duncan and Georg… https://t.co/l4ZGJaE0j2

02 Dec 2022

Our colleague Dr Susan Gibson-Smith attended the @BMAScotland Scottish local medical committee conference to hear a… https://t.co/4NfakvUj09

02 Dec 2022

Member feedback for our colleagues, Dr Myooran Nathan and Dr Emily Shepherd, medico-legal advisers at MDDUS. ‘I’d l… https://t.co/Cl1PsPwf1m

02 Dec 2022

Our Head of Medical, Dr @NaeemNazem, comments on the latest report by @TheBMA #CountryGettingSicker… https://t.co/nzMxLoPf7y

02 Dec 2022

‘Reduced treatment time’ is a complaint case file that relates to a patient that booked an emergency appointment at… https://t.co/8EdDBkugyT

01 Dec 2022

RT @gabs_finn: ⁦Read the @MDDUS_News⁩ response to latest our ⁦@GDC_UK⁩ General Dental Council report ⁦@HPEU_HYMS⁩ ⁦@HullYorkMed⁩ ⁦@Official…

01 Dec 2022

What's happening in this picture of James Young Simpson, James Matthews Duncan and George Keith? 🤔 Wrong answers on… https://t.co/D1M0rVsdCa

01 Dec 2022

‘Disclosure to social services’ is an advice case file in Insight Dental magazine that relates to the disclosure of… https://t.co/Y3UQWtAxet

30 Nov 2022

The @GDC_UK has published research looking at the experiences of individuals involved with fitness to practise inve… https://t.co/IwRtOP3gnR

30 Nov 2022

Can anyone identify what this machine is? #MedTwitter #DentalTwitter (📸 Photo credit: © @TheBDA Museum)… https://t.co/VPebrwLsm8

30 Nov 2022

“I’m excited by our evolution beyond the traditional role of a defence organisation. We’re adapting to the ever-cha… https://t.co/hgr8dYmsYr

30 Nov 2022

Taking place on Tuesday, 6 December, our training event ‘Probity for doctors’ is a three hour course that addresses… https://t.co/X2e96xlZgY

30 Nov 2022

Our first case file in this issue of Insight Dental is titled ‘Long tooth’, a claims related case involving a 58 ye… https://t.co/6BdlpwcxDJ

29 Nov 2022

.@TheBMA has announced that NHS England’s plans to roll out a Citizen Access Programme, which will allow patients t… https://t.co/Ok2zlSxOQC

29 Nov 2022

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29 Nov 2022

Would you take an expensive holiday without travel insurance? Most dentists would say no and yet some find themselv… https://t.co/1271xspP3w

28 Nov 2022

MDDUS Chair pays tribute to Dame Clare Marx https://t.co/ncGLTJ5MQQ

28 Nov 2022

In our annual report we shared that we’ve: - achieved a 5.6% year-on-year increase in membership - seen the number… https://t.co/LvmHloAMNq

28 Nov 2022

In the Insight Dental magazine article ‘Unwanted advances’, MDDUS risk adviser @lou_kay looks at how to deal with t… https://t.co/BtEo0605rG

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