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Doctors should not fear covert recordings
Doctors are warned that the law offers little or no protection from patients covertly recording consultations.
MDDUS welcomes plans to cap clinical negligence legal fees
UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS welcomes government plans to cap legal fees in clinical negligence cases against the NHS in England.
MDDUS welcomes single Public Service Ombudsman
UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS welcomes moves to make it easier to complain about public services in England with the creation of a single Public Service Ombudsman (PSO).
Manage expectations with orthodontic treatment
Managing expectation can mitigate the risk of patient complaints in orthodontic treatment, says UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.
Doctors must be mindful of assisted suicide involvement
Doctors are reminded to avoid taking any action that may be interpreted as encouraging or assisting a patient’s suicide, says UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.
Dentists urged to ensure clarity over treatment costs
Dentists are reminded to ensure treatment options and costs are clearly explained prior to treatment being provided to avoid disagreements with patients, says UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.
Examine patients before remotely prescribing Botox
Doctors who prescribe Botox and other injectable cosmetics remotely are reminded they must first examine the patient in person or put their registration at risk.
MDDUS reassure Cardiff dental graduates
MDDUS would like to reassure members that the recent “technical issue” affecting graduates from Cardiff University will have no impact on their membership, providing they follow the GDC’s steps for restoration to the register.
Dealing with self-diagnosing patients
Doctors should not dismiss or feel threatened by patients who self-diagnose on the internet before attending appointments, says UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.
Practices urged to update sickness policies to reflect new scheme
UK-wide medical and dental defence organisation MDDUS is advising practices to update their sickness absence policies to reflect the new Fit for Work scheme currently being rolled out across the country.