Managing sepsis in adults

Blood infected with sepsis bacteria
Help support road sign Practice management

Managing poor performance

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

Data protection keyboard Record keeping

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.

NHS Find & Trace van Innovation

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.

Inclusive people graphic 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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21 March 2024

Shocking level of sexual harassment directed at female surgeons

15 September 2023

Updated NICE guidance could lead to around 100,000 fewer colonoscopies

31 August 2023

“World first” rollout of cancer jab that cuts treatment time

31 August 2023

Updated GMC guidance highlights support for doctors to “speak out”

22 August 2023

Digital phonelines a positive step says RCGP

18 August 2023

GPs to order “fast-tracked” tests for heart and respiratory conditions

11 August 2023

MDDUS Updates

Professional pitfalls in social media use

02 October 2023

Get 20% off Income Protection for the first two years*

28 September 2023

MDDUS group cover

28 September 2023

MDDUS at the RCGP conference

22 September 2023

Advice for doctors during industrial action

19 September 2023

Notice of Annual General Meeting

21 August 2023

Advice for junior doctor members during industrial action

31 July 2023

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