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BMA surveys members on assisted dying stance

The BMA has launched a survey among members to re-examine its stance on assisted dying.

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

Covid-19 patient management flowchart

A FLOW chart to help clinicians manage suspected cases of Covid-19 acute respiratory disease has been published by Public Health England (PHE).

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

Smartphone apps to detect skin cancer found unreliable

SMARTPHONE apps used to assess suspicious skin lesions cannot be relied upon to detect melanomas and other skin cancers, according to a study published in the BMJ.

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

Bereaved parents have new right to paid time off

WORKING parents who experience the death of a child will be granted two weeks’ paid bereavement leave under new rules, known as ‘Jack’s Law’, which are due to come into effect.

  • 05 February 2020
  • Article

Practices in England face the clock on online consultations

THE new GP contract in England calls for all practices to offer online consultations to patients by April 2020 and video consultations by April 2021. But what about the risks?

  • 31 January 2020
  • Risk alert

Communicating with patients about the coronavirus

THE coronavirus outbreak has now been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation, and MDDUS has drawn up a risk alert to guide general practices in maximising communication with patients at key contact points.

  • 31 January 2020
  • Risk articles

Perforated appendix

...A letter of claim later alleges breach of duty in failing to consider a diagnosis of appendicitis, leading to a delay in referral for further assessment and treatment...

  • 30 January 2020
  • Case study

No immediate change in how doctors are regulated after Brexit

THE GMC has confirmed that there will be no "imminent changes" to how doctors are regulated or how non-UK doctors are registered after the UK leaves the European Union on 31 January 2020.

  • 30 January 2020
  • News

Stop tiptoeing around reform of personal injury compensation

MDDUS CEO Chris Kenny has challenged the Government to stop "tiptoeing around reform" and overhaul the way personal injury compensation is awarded in England and Wales.

  • 29 January 2020
  • News

NHS staff urged to tackle climate “health emergency”

A MAJOR campaign has been launched to tackle the climate “health emergency” by pushing for a greener NHS.

  • 29 January 2020
  • News