Risk training day for GPs

MEDICO-LEGAL actions against GPs are rising in frequency and, as part of our internal governance, MDDUS conducts on-going analysis to understand the most common and serious risks to which GPs are exposed. Over three quarters of negligence claims against GPs arise from missed or delayed diagnosis and failures in repeat prescribing.

MDDUS plans to share these insights with members in two single training days for GPs at our Glasgow and London offices. Delegates will learn more about why claims occur and explore ways in which known risk can be mitigated. The day will also cover recurrent and emerging pitfalls that can lead to GMC complaints, including the management of patient complaints, communication with patients, use of chaperones and the use of social media.

The training days are open to both MDDUS members and non-members. To book for Glasgow on 29 June or London on 18 July email risk@mddus.com. The cost is £85 (£95 for non-member) and a certificate detailing six hours of verifiable CPD will be provided to all delegates on the day.

A hospital doctor risk day in Glasgow has been set for 16 August with a London date to follow. Contact risk@mddus.com for more details.

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