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MDDUS produces a wide range of articles, case studies and other resources to inform and educate our members on common areas of legal, regulatory and clinical risk. Click the button below to search our resource library or scroll down to browse popular medical and dental topics and news.

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Professional pitfalls in social media use

Social media is now a part of all our lives – and it is important to be aware of expectations on how doctors and dentists should behave online.

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Dental tourism: picking up the pieces

Travelling overseas in search of the perfect smile has become a growing trend. But what are dentists' obligations regarding patients who have sought dental treatment abroad? Dental adviser Moira Duncan explains.

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Don't get caught out on indemnity cover

You wouldn't drive a car or go on an expensive holiday without insurance, so it's vital healthcare professionals don't practise without appropriate indemnity cover in place. 

Digital publications

Insight Primary

Insight Primary is published quarterly and distributed to MDDUS members throughout the UK who work in primary care. It provides a mix of articles on risk, medico-legal and regulatory matters as well as general features and profiles of interest to our members.

Insight Secondary

Insight Dental is published quarterly and distributed to MDDUS members working in dental practice throughout the UK. It provides a mix of articles on risk, dento-legal and regulatory matters as well as general features and profiles of interest to dentists.

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Insight Dental

Insight Secondary is published quarterly and distributed to MDDUS members throughout the UK who work in secondary care. It provides a mix of articles on risk, medico-legal and regulatory matters as well as general features and profiles of interest to our members.

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Latest resources

Article

Vignette: John Boyd Orr (1880-1971)

Physician, nutritionist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Article

Data protection: Recording telephone consultations with patients

Practices often record telephone calls but do you adequately inform patients of this – and what about data protection?

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Article

Ethics: Out of office – the ethics of taking a break

To ensure that staff take holidays is to avoid ethical dissonance between the rhetoric of ‘wellbeing’ and the realities of burnout and breakdown.

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Case study

Case file: Delayed liver disease diagnosis

...A letter of claim from solicitors acting on behalf of Mr S alleges clinical negligence in the delayed diagnosis of his liver condition...

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Professionalism: Pitfalls in social media use

Risk adviser Kay Louise Grant highlights the importance of being aware of professional expectations on how we behave online.

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Article

Viewpoint: End the silence

We need to talk about suicide.

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Article

Wellbeing: Did I sign up for this?

Medical practice adviser Mimi Salgado offers a perspective and advice on handling the stress that comes with being a practice manager.

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Article

Book choice: Am I normal?

Review of the new book by Sarah Chaney.

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Article

First person: A long road

Professor John Gibson tells how he and his family responded to their grief over a devastating loss by undertaking an audacious challenge to raise awareness of suicide prevention.

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