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Insight editor and senior medico-legal adviser Dr Greg Dollman talks about the importance of taking the time to reflect on our own mental health while also providing support and care to others.
Engaging in incident investigations can seem daunting but it is important to provide any required statement or report in a clear, detailed and objective manner.
UK governments will be holding public inquiries into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. What should you do to prepare?
Handover of patient care is a common area of risk, which is magnified when transferring between primary and secondary care services.
Risk adviser Alan Frame offers advice on dealing with aggressive and violent patients
Dr Nick Woodier and Dr Sean Weaver of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch look at why semantics are important when considering how healthcare organisations address risk mitigation
Allan Gaw explores the landmark court case of Dr Thomas Bonham, whose challenge to parliamentary sovereignty is as relevant today as it was 400 years ago
...Dr B has been out with friends at the pub and later on the drive home she is stopped at a police checkpoint and breathalysed...
...Mr J alleges that the surgeon failed to appreciate the nature of her symptoms and initiate a colonoscopy or contrast imaging in an appropriate timeframe...
...Genetic testing has revealed a chromosomal abnormality which could lead to serious health effects in her family, but Mrs R is estranged from her children and refuses to inform them....
A patient covertly records a medical consultation and posts it on social media. Is this within their rights?
A recent county court case highlighted the risks that expert legal witnesses face if commenting on clinical matters beyond their expertise.
Professor Deborah Bowman considers the case of a broken teapot and what it means to be accountable for one’s mistakes.
Book review by Dr Greg Dollman
Co-founder of the Peckham Experiment that studied health in a social context
Insight Secondary is published quarterly and distributed to MDDUS members through the UK who work in secondary care
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