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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.
"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.
IT can be tricky remaining detached from patients on a personal basis, particularly for GPs who often have longstanding clinical relationships with individuals and families. Risk adviser Liz Price offers some advice.
Zero tolerance – can it work?
VIOLENCE against NHS staff is on the increase - but can a new 'zero tolerance' Government strategy solve the problem?
Plain English for patients
Clear and comprehensible outpatient letters are of vital importance for safe healthcare - and they should be addressed to the patient
Prescribing alert “fatigue”
Digital system alerts are designed to assist the clinician – and improve patient safety outcomes – but sometimes the result can be information overload
Is reality TV too risky?
MDDUS often hears from members seeking advice about engaging with media producers. What are the risks involved?
Doctors dealing with dental emergencies
Are doctors taking risks in dealing with dental emergencies?
WHAT do healthcare staff do when faced with a bad decision by someone senior? 'Authority gradients' are a prime consideration in safe team working.
The importance of being flexible
IN any clinical setting, adopting too rigid an adherence to protocols can add risk. Sometimes a more flexible approach is required