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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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Article Dentist treating elderly lady

Dementia-friendly dental practice

Practical advice on the challenges of providing dental care to patients living with dementia

Case study Patient in a CT scanner

Case file: Printed scan report

...Dr K agrees to print out a copy of his patient's CT scan report. But his line manager tells him this is not permitted...

Article Photograph of chocolate box and roses

Advice: Unwanted advances

How would you deal with the difficult situation of a patient making romantic advances?

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 Primary 2022 Q3

Insight Secondary

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

Insight Secondary Q4 2022

Insight Dental

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

Insight Dental 2022 Q4 cover

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Latest resources

Article

Best practice: Altering clinical records – do’s and don'ts

Clinical records should be made contemporaneously - but there are occasions when it's reasonable to alter an existing record.

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Article

Ethics: Hard choices – on difficult decisions

Professor Deborah Bowman reflects on the complexities of making difficult decisions.

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Article

Vignette: Jane Elizabeth Waterston (1843-1932)

Jane Elizabeth Waterston - Scottish teacher and the first woman physician in southern Africa.

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Article

Viewpoint: A place of acceptance

Medico-legal adviser Dr Gordon McDavid offers a personal perspective on the workplace challenges facing LGBTQ+ healthcare professionals.

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Case study

Case file: Post-incident meeting

...Dr N should be allowed to review the patient records before providing responses to questions relating to her involvement in the care provided...

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Case study

Case file: Gut pain

...it is claimed that Dr C neglected to adequately examine Ms R and failed to diagnose her appendicitis...

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Article

Innovation: Virtual wards in action

One initiative to ease pressure on overstretched hospital services.

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Article

Feature: The surprising history of medical defence

Allan Gaw recounts how increasing litigation in the late Victorian era lead to the establishment of mutual medical defence.

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Case study

Case file: Wrong email attachment

...Ms J sends a formal letter of complaint expressing her distress at having personal and private information mistakenly disclosed...

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