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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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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
  • Press release

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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