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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.
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
Prescribing medication is a common outcome in consultations but it is not without obvious risks – and these can be increased when consulting remotely
Consent - six common pitfalls
In light of new GMC guidance, barrister and ethicist Dr Daniel Sokol discusses key considerations for doctors when obtaining consent
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
Risk: Surviving the 'coronacoaster'
Senior risk adviser Liz Price discusses how minimising the impact of Covid-related stress on your teams can improve patient safety
Case study - Elective surgery risk
...Mrs U has a life-limiting condition and desires an elective procedure which she believes will enhance her quality of life...
Case study - Concerned loved one
...David says Dr L disregarded his welfare power of attorney in regard to treatment decisions in the care of his father....
Case study - Liability denied
...It is alleged that Mr D failed to carry out surgical treatment with adequate skill, and in particular he neglected to correctly size and align the implant...
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 Secondary is published quarterly and distributed to MDDUS members through the UK who work in secondary care