Managing sepsis in adults

Blood infected with sepsis bacteria
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Managing poor performance

How can you support your team to ensure they perform at their best?

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Accessing patient records – when is it ok? When is it not?

GPs and their teams are allowed to access records to provide direct patient care – but what if you need to look at a record for another reason?

Man taking call with telephone headset Advice

Call log

A range of common - and not so common - queries from GPs and practice managers.

Man with fist Risk

Adding “violence warning markers” to patient records

It may be tempting to add a warning marker or alert to aggressive patients' records, but MDDUS urges caution.

Compliance cogs Risk

Probity – the hidden pitfalls

Even doctors who pride themselves on being open and honest at all times can sometimes fall foul of the rules.

Making decisions Ethics

Hard choices – on difficult decisions

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

Pills on a table Case file: Advice

Patient demanding diclofenac

...Mr G insists that the only effective medication to control his persistent joint and back pain is diclofenac...

Woman with abdominal pain Case file: Claim

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

Young child with thermometer Case file: Complaint

Missed sepsis

...Ms B questions whether her baby's prolonged suffering could have been avoided if the GP had tested her urine...


The surprising history of medical defence

Allan Gaw explores some unexpected twists and turns in the story of MDDUS.

Dr Jane Elizabeth Waterston Vignette

Frank and fearless

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

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Real-time TB diagnosis on the street

An innovative mobile find and treat service on the streets of London is being enhanced with supercharged connectivity.

Red umbrella in amongst black umbrellas Risk

Don't get caught out on indemnity

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

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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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NHS England pledge to improve GP access

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