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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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18 Oct 2021

In Insight Primary magazine, Professor @deborahbowman discusses insights and findings from research she conducted o… https://t.co/DaJ0Tuszyb

15 Oct 2021

In our Dilemma article in this issue of Insight Primary magazine, two of our senior medico-legal advisers offer adv… https://t.co/eGej5ibppx

14 Oct 2021

The case files in Insight Primary magazine are based on MDDUS files and are published to highlight common pitfalls… https://t.co/1CXZ8HxfOR

14 Oct 2021

‘Complaints handling for admin and reception teams in GP practice – session one’ – is an interactive course that co… https://t.co/x20HMKKgYS

13 Oct 2021

In 1993, a young man named Anthony Bland was allowed to die some four years after suffering crush injuries in one o… https://t.co/zd99AZFyEN

12 Oct 2021

MDDUS’ Head of Training, CPD and Risk Advisory Services, Liz Price, explores “proactive reflection” at a deeper lev… https://t.co/8r8yWMjajW

11 Oct 2021

MDDUS risk adviser, Alan Frame, urges practices to monitor local social media posts to keep aware of emerging topic… https://t.co/i0ykkeJM35

11 Oct 2021

MDDUS publications editor, Jim Killgore, looks at smartphone applications that are changing how doctors manage diab… https://t.co/6BTTseznM8

11 Oct 2021

‘Confidentiality for admin and reception teams in GP practice – session one’ - this interactive course comprises t… https://t.co/Bm2Ww5vjZo

10 Oct 2021

If you’re looking for emotional support, please check out the external, local and national resources on our mental… https://t.co/Ir2UZ3KMDh

10 Oct 2021

Today is #worldmentalhealthday and we encourage both our members and non-members to reach out for support whenever… https://t.co/EiwBcd9qa6

09 Oct 2021

MDDUS knows how crucial it is for doctors and dentists to feel empowered to look after their own mental health whil… https://t.co/rxkOTMFBeA

09 Oct 2021

MDDUS knows how important it is for doctors and dentists to feel empowered to look after their own mental health wh… https://t.co/gMNgtDQ7Sc

08 Oct 2021

Burnout is a huge issue for GPs and we know how essential it is for them to be able to look after their own mental… https://t.co/jEwon4gnOL

08 Oct 2021

MDDUS knows how important it is for doctors to feel empowered to look after their own mental health while also cari… https://t.co/DFm2nvY9a1

07 Oct 2021

MDDUS recently published our monthly newsletter, which contained info on our new, free and confidential YourHalo: E… https://t.co/RLTE3SbvbY

07 Oct 2021

In the latest issue of Insight Primary, MDDUS risk adviser, Kay Louise Grant, offers advice on effective safety net… https://t.co/VsJUXhAZDk

06 Oct 2021

To be held on 27 October, our training event ‘Communication risks for admin and reception teams in GP practice’ loo… https://t.co/ncBQTEl9fH

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