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Ensuring safe handovers between primary and secondary care
Handover of patient care is a common area of risk which is magnified when transferring between primary and secondary care services.
Providing incident statements and reports
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
Preparing for Covid inquiries
The Scottish government recently announced it will establish a public inquiry into its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Governments across the UK are expected to follow suit. What should you do to prepare?
Proactive response to patient complaints
Should practices consider monitoring social media forums to counter misinformation with factual evidence and advice?
How can you ensure a robust system where nothing important is missed?
Working without professional registration
Renewing registration with your professional healthcare regulator is no trivial matter – without it you may be unable legally to do your job.
Vaccination passports add to demand for records access
An increasing number of contacts from patients regarding vaccination passports have led some practices to explore apps or other ways to reduce the potential burden – but this is not without risk.
Making decisions about CPR
Doctors will be familiar with the difficult challenge of dealing with advance decisions on the resuscitation of patients (DNACPR decisions) - more particularly so during the pandemic. What key issues need to be considered?
Clinicians refusing coronavirus vaccination
What needs to be considered when healthcare professionals decline the offer of a coronavirus vaccine?
IT’S not uncommon to be asked by a colleague for healthcare advice or treatment but MDDUS advises leaving this to their own doctor or dentist.