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Beware of patients bearing gifts

Dentists are urged to beware of patients bearing gifts this Christmas says UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 18 December 2013
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Doctors urged to consider implications of patient gifts

Doctors should consider potential ethical dilemmas before accepting gifts from patients this Christmas, warns UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 16 December 2013
  • Press release

Patient safety compromised by bullies

Doctors who bully colleagues are not only failing to follow the principles of good practice, but may risk compromising patient care, says UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 11 December 2013
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Devil is in the detail of lab slips for dentists

Dentists in Scotland who fail to complete laboratory slips accurately risk a loss of earnings and even allegations of fraud, says dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 03 December 2013
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Can my doctor be my Facebook friend?

If you can trust your doctor with your life, can you be their Facebook friend?

  • 22 November 2013
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Compassion key to end of life care

Doctors involved in end of life care should show that they care not just for the patient but also about the person.

  • 06 November 2013
  • Press release

Claims against dentists continue to rise

A sharp increase in claims against dentists is a result of a growing compensation culture in our society, according to UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 29 October 2013
  • Press release

MDDUS report rise in claims against doctors

UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS is reporting a sharp rise in claims against members, with patient complaints the most frequent reason for doctors to contact the organisation.

  • 29 October 2013
  • Press release

Doctors warned over top five flu failings

Doctors are urged to ensure they are fully prepared for flu season to avoid jeopardising patient safety, says the UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 21 October 2013
  • Press release

Dentists urged to take care when tweeting

Social media savvy dentists are urged to keep professional and personal relationships separate when using Twitter and Facebook, says UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.

  • 02 October 2013
  • Press release

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08 Apr 2021

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08 Apr 2021

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06 Apr 2021

RT @MDDUS_News: More than 50,000 doctors and dentists across the UK trust MDDUS with their professional protection – here’s why you may wan…

06 Apr 2021

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06 Apr 2021

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