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Play it safe and don't self-prescribe
Doctors should refrain from prescribing drugs for themselves, family or friends unless in emergency situations.
Self-prescribing not illegal, but unethical
It is unethical for dentists to routinely prescribe drugs for themselves, family or friends and they should only do so in emergency situations, warns MDDUS.
Covert recording risks for dentists
Dentists are warned that the law offers little or no protection from patients covertly recording consultations.
Doctors beware of prescribing pitfalls
The General Medical Council (GMC) has published the results of a major study into GP prescribing which found around one in 20 prescriptions issued to patients contains an error.
Who can provide holiday cover in your dental practice?
Dentists are reminded to have measures in place to cope with staff absences during the holiday season.
Communicate with your patients this easter
Effective communication is the key for GPs when it comes to ensuring patient care isn’t compromised during the upcoming Easter holiday weekend.
MDDUS dental roadshow coming to town
Dentists can learn how to stay out of trouble by signing up for one of nine dento-legal lectures being held throughout the UK in May and June this year.
Doctors with extra responsibilities to promote openness
UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS welcomes new GMC guidance requiring doctors with management responsibilities to encourage staff to be open and honest when raising patient safety concerns.
Does your dental practice website meet new GDC criteria?
Dentists are urged to review their practice websites to ensure they comply with strict new GDC guidance.
Patient complaints top concern for doctors
Patient complaints were the big issue for doctors who contacted MDDUS for advice in 2011.