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Appointment systems risks: a breach of confidence

A flaw in a practice's appointment booking system offers a useful lesson in protecting patient confidentiality.

  • 18 May 2015
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  • Risk articles

Risk Bites podcast series: Reviewing complaints at appraisal - a positive approach

Dr Rod McBain offers an insight into the MDDUS Risk Bites podcast on reviewing complaints at appraisal.

  • 28 April 2015
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  • Risk articles

Unhappy employees

Grievance issues in the workplace should be dealt with in a timely, objective and calm manner to avoid any possible employment tribunal claims.

  • 07 April 2015
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  • Risk articles

Performance management

When dealing with performance issues, employers need to know the facts and have clear examples to discuss.

  • 07 April 2015
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  • Risk articles

Landmark case makes it clear that informed consent is firmly part of English and Scots law

The Supreme Court has recently published its judgment in the case of Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board. The case, involving allegations in relation to birth-related injuries, has attracted a lot of publicity because of the £4.25 million award. But it is also highly significant in medico-legal terms in that it crystallises the law in relation to consent – more specifically issues around the amount of information a patient is entitled to be told before making a treatment decision.

  • 25 March 2015
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  • Risk articles

Private hospital claims: themes and learnings

Our most recent analysis, covering the previous two years of private hospital claims, has resulted in useful, high level information on areas of practice associated with negligence claims.

  • 24 March 2015
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  • Risk articles

Why do claims occur in dentistry?

With over 100 years of claims history at MDDUS, we have a vast amount of information and knowledge which can help identify key causes of loss from negligence claims. Knowing where things commonly go wrong in day-to-day practice can be of great benefit to our members by helping to inform risk reduction strategies.

  • 20 March 2015
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  • Risk articles

Dental risk: Staying safe with staff

Dental business coach Alun Rees sets out five do’s and don’ts for keeping your life simpler as an employer

  • 09 March 2015
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  • Risk articles

New MDDUS podcast series: Risk Bites

The MDDUS risk team are currently working on the first episodes of our new podcast series, RISK BITES, and we’d like your help in directing some of the content!

  • 20 February 2015
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Dental risk: resolutions and revisions

Ok so we’re well into February now. All those New Year’s resolutions have probably been broken, the exercise DVD chucked in the bin and the attempt at an alcohol-free January just a distant memory. We comfort ourselves in our failure to be fitter, slimmer and healthier by realising that we are only human and despite our best intentions some changes just aren’t sustainable.

  • 09 February 2015
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  • Risk articles