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Viewpoint: Covid-19 has caused regulatory corners to be cut
MDDUS CEO Chris Kenny spoke at a recent Professional Standards Authority symposium, looking at some of the key changes that regulators have made in response to the pandemic.
A range of common - and not so common - queries from GPs and practice managers.
Domestic abuse and remote consulting
HOUSEHOLD isolation measures during the pandemic have increased risks for those under threat from domestic abuse. A majority of clinical interactions now being undertaken remotely means reduced opportunities to recognise and act on cases
Practice matters: Alcohol and the workplace
Employment law adviser Janice Sibbald discusses the importance of having a practice policy on alcohol and drug use
Patient confidentiality after death
Risk adviser Kay Louise Grant outlines the key confidentiality issues when responding to a request for access to a deceased patient's records
Consent - six common pitfalls
In light of new GMC guidance, barrister and ethicist Dr Daniel Sokol discusses key considerations for doctors when obtaining consent
Risk: Surviving the 'coronacoaster'
Senior risk adviser Liz Price discusses how minimising the impact of Covid-related stress on practice teams can improve patient safety
The story of a vaccination
As the UK begins to administer its first approved Covid vaccine, Allan Gaw looks at the key role played by an 18th century British doctor in the battle against infectious disease
Investigating a death - giving evidence
Key advice on attending a coroner's inquest or fatal accident inquiry - second in a two part series
Case study: Nose lesion
...Mr D complains of a non-healing lesion over the course of several months...
Case study: No reply
...Dr W has tried repeatedly to invite Ms G for a diabetic review but the patient has not responded...
Case study: Accidental overdose
...Mr K presents with nausea and vomiting and it transpires he had been mistakenly following his previous medication routine...
Wellbeing: Lockdown self care
MDDUS medico-legal adviser Dr Emily Shepherd and her dachshund Daphne explain in a short video how she looks after her mental health and wellbeing
Ethics: The "round hole" problem
Professor Deborah Bowman considers how the success of clinical ethics groups often rests on the ability of “different shaped pegs” to come together to explore unfamiliar or difficult ideas
Book choice: Duty of care
Book review by Dr Greg Dollman
Vignette: William Price (1800-1893)
Welsh doctor, archdruid and advocate of cremation
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Insight Primary is published quarterly and distributed to MDDUS members through the UK who work in primary care