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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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Our Call log section in Insight Primary magazine is based on actual calls made to MDDUS advisers from GPs and pract…

27 Mar 2023

In Insight Primary, HR and employment adviser Liz Symon looks at whether struggling practices are obliged to give s…

24 Mar 2023

Here's some helpful advice for managers so you can support employees and colleagues who may be observing #Ramadan…

24 Mar 2023

Member feedback for our colleague Daryl Tollervey. ‘You provided much reassurance as well as securing excellent bar…

24 Mar 2023

In the article ‘Making “new normal” the norm’, @lizprice_risk, Head of Training, CPD and Risk Advisory Services at…

23 Mar 2023

The new Insight Primary magazine feature ‘Rediscovering the joy of general practice’ looks at an innovative scheme…

22 Mar 2023

Congrats to @amateuradam on his BAFTA nomination for This is Going to Hurt - an honest depiction of life as a junio…

22 Mar 2023

📸 Thanks to our member GP Dr Peter Davies who shared this picture of Wainhouse Tower, Halifax, at sunset. We want…

22 Mar 2023

Today marks the first day of Ramadan. We wish all our members and colleagues participating across the UK…

22 Mar 2023

Pleased to have published the first Insight Primary magazine of 2023. With articles including ‘Rediscovering the jo…

22 Mar 2023

To be held on Thursday, 30 March, ‘Leadership: Recognising and managing team conflict to reduce risk and improve ef…

21 Mar 2023

With weight loss tourism in the headlines, members often ask what their responsibilities are when patients have tre…

21 Mar 2023

RT @rogerbloor: @MDDUS_News @ByLeavesWeLive Thanks to @MDDUS_News and @ByLeavesWeLive for selecting my poem and for co-sponsoring such a wo…

21 Mar 2023

On #WorldPoetryDay, we are sharing a poem by @RogerBloor from Tools of the Trade - a @ByLeavesWeLive initiative we…

17 Mar 2023

Member feedback for Clare Pearce, solicitor and her colleagues at MDDUS. ‘I went with MDDUS and have never looked b…

16 Mar 2023

Have you seen our new ‘Acting as a witness for dentists’ online training course? Providing 45 minutes of verifiable…

14 Mar 2023

RT @docsuzy: @MDDUS_News Thanks for sharing! Now all I have to do is find another GP to share the wonderful view with! I’ve never tired of…

14 Mar 2023

Our training event ‘Equality, diversity and inclusion workshop’ will be held on Tuesday, 28 March. It’s designed fo…

13 Mar 2023

📸 Thanks to our member GP Dr Susan Bowie @docsuzy who shared this picture of the view from her consulting room at t…

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