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Smartphone apps to detect skin cancer found unreliable

SMARTPHONE apps used to assess suspicious skin lesions cannot be relied upon to detect melanomas and other skin cancers, according to a study published in the BMJ.

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

ED performance in Scotland worst on record

EMERGENCY departments across Scotland clocked the worst monthly four-hour performance on record in December 2019, according to figures released by Scottish Government.

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

Improved reporting for adverse drug reactions

REPORTING adverse drug reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme has been made easier thanks to a technology update.

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

Bereaved parents have new right to paid time off

WORKING parents who experience the death of a child will be granted two weeks’ paid bereavement leave under new rules, known as ‘Jack’s Law’, which are due to come into effect.

  • 05 February 2020
  • Article

Practices in England face the clock on online consultations

THE new GP contract in England calls for all practices to offer online consultations to patients by April 2020 and video consultations by April 2021. But what about the risks?

  • 31 January 2020
  • Risk alert

Communicating with patients about the coronavirus

THE coronavirus outbreak has now been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation, and MDDUS has drawn up a risk alert to guide general practices in maximising communication with patients at key contact points.

  • 31 January 2020
  • Risk articles

Perforated appendix

...A letter of claim later alleges breach of duty in failing to consider a diagnosis of appendicitis, leading to a delay in referral for further assessment and treatment...

  • 30 January 2020
  • Case study

Nefarious activity

...A dental associate contacts the advisory service at MDDUS suspecting systematic breaches of NHS regulations at the dental practice where she works...

  • 30 January 2020
  • Case study

No immediate change in how doctors are regulated after Brexit

THE GMC has confirmed that there will be no "imminent changes" to how doctors are regulated or how non-UK doctors are registered after the UK leaves the European Union on 31 January 2020.

  • 30 January 2020
  • News

Stop tiptoeing around reform of personal injury compensation

MDDUS CEO Chris Kenny has challenged the Government to stop "tiptoeing around reform" and overhaul the way personal injury compensation is awarded in England and Wales.

  • 29 January 2020
  • News

New member feature

MDDUS strives to make your life easier; you can now notify us of involvement in a potential claim or other matter by logging into your account and completing the contact form