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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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Delighted to have published the new issue of Insight Secondary, our first magazine of 2022. Including all the regul… https://t.co/gNmQsIoRG3

24 Jan 2022

Our ‘Communication risks for admin and reception teams in GP practice’ training event looks at the common (and emer… https://t.co/BPrycTNW49

20 Jan 2022

Taking place on 13 May, our training event ‘Leadership: Conducting an interpersonal conflict resolution process’ is… https://t.co/PdiFb9qDEY

19 Jan 2022

Taking place on 25 January, our ‘Remote consulting in secondary care’ training event covers how to implement safer… https://t.co/P5RpBQGitW

17 Jan 2022

It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, MDDUS members can contact our free and confidential wellbeing support… https://t.co/EsgTs6yAow

17 Jan 2022

‘Rebuild your resilience (for hospital doctors)’ is a new training event that will take place on Saturday, 30 April… https://t.co/wj1AQXLKvC

14 Jan 2022

To be held on 8 February, our ‘Leadership: Understanding emotions to reduce risk’ training event is designed for do… https://t.co/2jqzspnMDh

13 Jan 2022

MDDUS chief executive, Chris Kenny, warns about the recent changes to indemnity options for GPs in Northern Ireland… https://t.co/9DYISQ9A2P

13 Jan 2022

MDDUS is looking to recruit a paralegal to join our team in London. For more information, please click on this lin… https://t.co/5RSe0iBGMo

13 Jan 2022

We close Insight Primary magazine with Addenda, which includes reviews of Michael Rosen’s new book Many Different K… https://t.co/edTqRtWCPE

12 Jan 2022

In her regular ethics column in Insight Primary magazine, Professor @deborahbowman considers the case of a broken t… https://t.co/b06HMgYQ5Z

11 Jan 2022

Has your practice ever received information suggesting a patient has been selling prescription medicine? Find out h… https://t.co/Fgd9IpW8L9

11 Jan 2022

To be held on 28 January, our course ‘Accountability without fear: Resilience in clinical practice for GPs’ is desi… https://t.co/q8HtUd3hRX

10 Jan 2022

This issue of Insight Primary magazine’s Case Files concern an accusation of unprofessional language, missed mening… https://t.co/8bjCuHVm5X

07 Jan 2022

Our training event, ‘Confidentiality for hospital doctors’, takes place on 10 February and will explore what is exp… https://t.co/5X5LR90Scq

06 Jan 2022

In the current issue of Insight Primary magazine, Allan Gaw (@ResearchET) explores the landmark court case of Dr Bo… https://t.co/1BGybA9ll0

05 Jan 2022

Insight publications editor Jim Killgore looks at a new artificial intelligence innovation that can “read” electron… https://t.co/m19yYkfCIn

04 Jan 2022

To be held on 27 January, our ‘Risk Management: Managing systems risk within GP practice’ event is designed for PMs… https://t.co/E2vlpnwS1W

03 Jan 2022

In this article in Insight Primary magazine, MDDUS risk adviser Alan Frame offers practical advice on how to “lower… https://t.co/L4UQd3tMoC

31 Dec 2021

From all at MDDUS, we wish you a happy New Year when it arrives. https://t.co/0tBmfNuviw

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