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Is it safe to apologise?

MDDUS advisers are often asked whether an apology to a patient amounts to an admission of guilt that can be used against you.

  • 30 June 2023
  • Risk alert

Blood test finds two-thirds of cancers

A NEW blood test was found to identify two-thirds of cancers in more than 5,000 patients who visited their GP with non-specific symptoms.

  • 29 June 2023
  • News

NHS England struggles with higher sickness absence

SICKNESS absence in NHS England hospitals and community services was 29 per cent higher in the most recent calendar year compared with the year before the pandemic, according to analysis by the Nuffield Trust carried out for the BBC.

  • 29 June 2023
  • News

MDDUS responds to the publication of the GMC’s State of medical education and practice in the UK 2023

MDDUS head of medical Dr Naeem Nazem responds to the GMC report which found that more doctors than ever are thinking of leaving the workforce.

  • 26 June 2023
  • Press release

Push for NHS staff to switch to new patient record service

HEALTHCARE professionals are being encouraged to switch to the new version of an NHS patient record service before the end of September.

  • 26 June 2023
  • News

Innovation: Online tool reduces disparities in pregnancy risk assessment

The Tommy’s Pathway can help offer personalised care plans to lower the risk of preterm birth or stillbirth in all women.

  • 23 June 2023
  • Article
  • Q2
  • Insight - Primary

Risk: Prescribing controlled drugs

Nearly half of fatal drug poisonings in the UK involve opiates - and clinicians remain at the sharp end. How do you avoid the pitfalls?

  • 23 June 2023
  • Q2
  • Insight - Primary

Ethics: How should a person be?

PROFESSOR Deborah Bowman reflects on how practice makes perfect, even in ethics.

  • 23 June 2023
  • Article
  • Q2
  • Insight - Primary

Practice management: Taking time off for elective surgery

Are employees entitled to fully paid sick leave?

  • 23 June 2023
  • Article
  • Q2
  • Insight - Primary

Risk: When a patient refuses a chaperone

What should you do if a patient says “no” to a chaperone?

  • 23 June 2023
  • Article
  • Risk articles
  • Q2
  • Insight - Primary

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