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Safe approach to handling racist abuse

ARE you expected to carry on treating a patient despite being racially abused or threatened? Can you refuse to treat such patients or have them transferred or removed from your list?

  • 27 November 2019
  • Risk articles

Opioid prescribing risks

OPIOID addiction has reached crisis proportions in the US – but UK prescribers also face increasing risk.

  • 29 October 2019
  • Risk alert

Brexit patient safety risks

BREXIT looms ever larger as the UK faces yet another crucial deadline – and MDDUS has received numerous calls requesting advice in regard to the potential for disrupted patient care and service provision in the event of a "no deal".

  • 24 September 2019
  • Risk alert

Employer rating sites

WEBSITES that encourage employees to review a former (or current) workplace may be useful for job seekers – but for healthcare professionals there are risks in posting on such sites.

  • 28 August 2019
  • Risk alert

Covert video recording

CAN patients video record consultations or staff undertaking a clinical procedure without permission?

  • 30 July 2019
  • Risk alert

Burnout is also a patient safety issue

THERE is well-established evidence of a causal relationship between reduced wellbeing of clinicians and patient safety risks within secondary care – and a recent study suggests the same is true in primary care.

  • 25 June 2019
  • Risk alert

Research trial pitfalls

POTENTIAL legal difficulties involving medical trials can range from participant complaints to more serious allegations of fraud. Ensure that you're research ready.

  • 28 May 2019
  • Risk alert

Time saving or risky business?

WORKFLOW optimisation utilising non-clinical admin staff has been shown to ease GP workloads but concerns have been raised it may put patient safety at risk.

  • 29 April 2019
  • Risk alert

Don’t “go it alone” in legal matters

MDDUS advisers are here to assist members at the outset of complaints, claims and all regulatory matters. Not seeking assistance at an early stage can have far-reaching consequences.

  • 27 March 2019
  • Risk articles

"Bigging up" the CV

Competition for prime positions in dentistry or medicine can be fierce so it is natural to want your CV to stand out from the crowd. But it is important to resist the temptation to “big-up” a CV with exaggerations, outright lies or half-truths in order to enhance your chances.

  • 28 February 2019
  • Risk alert