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The exceptional circumstances of dealing with COVID-19 must not be forgotten
MDDUS is urging the UK Government to create an expert advisory committee to make recommendations as to how potential concerns over clinicians’ behaviour in delivering care can be considered fairly
A range of common - and not so common - queries from GPs and practice managers.
Practice matters: Holiday quarantine
Advice for managers dealing with employees facing quarantine restrictions on return from holiday
Advice: How safe is your telephone triage system?
COVID-19 has changed the way in which medical practices operate, with the need to reduce risk of exposure to both staff and patients. An effective telephone triage system has become an essential tool in this new way of working
Practice profile: Highland lockdown
A look at how one rural practice in the North of Scotland has faced the challenge of COVID-19
Ten behaviours that reduce team risk
Senior risk adviser Liz Price offers advice on some key behaviours to support risk management within your team
Profile: Riding the planet
Adventurist and emergency medicine doctor Stephen Fabes talks to Adam Campbell about his six-year quest to cycle the world
Investigating a death
Key advice on how to prepare and write a report for an investigation into a patient’s death – first in a two-part series
Human factors: Beyond blame
Professor Peter McCulloch describes the benefits of a human factors approach to investigating medical error.
Case study: Head lump
...Dr N receives a letter of claim alleging clinical negligence in failing to refer Mrs J immediately to a consultant neurologist to investigate the bony lump...
Case study: Earwax troubles
...Mrs L complains that the drops are obviously not working and asks why Dr M cannot syringe the ears...
Case study: Repeating risk
...It transpires that Mrs H had been prescribed diclofenac on repeat for 12 years...
Wellbeing: You are not alone
Dr Zaid Al-Najjar, deputy medical director of NHS Practitioner Health, discusses how the service can help
Ethics: "Know your place"
Professor Deborah Bowman looks at how hierarchy among medical professionals can create a structure within which asking questions and challenging practice may be perceived as risky or even ‘inappropriate’
Book choice: Dear NHS 100 - Stories to Say Thank You
Book review by Dr Greg Dollman
Vignette: Frances Hoggan (1843-1927)
Pioneering physician, researcher and social reformer
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Insight Primary is published quarterly and distributed to MDDUS members through the UK who work in primary care