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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.

  • 23 May 2012

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.

  • 22 May 2012

Covert recording risks for dentists

Dentists are warned that the law offers little or no protection from patients covertly recording consultations.

  • 09 May 2012

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.

  • 01 May 2012

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.

  • 25 April 2012
  • Press release

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.

  • 04 April 2012
  • Press release

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.

  • 02 April 2012

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.

  • 14 March 2012

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.

  • 07 March 2012

Patient complaints top concern for doctors

Patient complaints were the big issue for doctors who contacted MDDUS for advice in 2011.

  • 15 February 2012
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