Innovation: Real-time TB diagnosis on the street
An innovative mobile find and treat service on the streets of London is being enhanced with supercharged connectivity.
Risk: Don't get caught out on indemnity
You wouldn't drive a car without insurance, so it's vital healthcare professionals don't practise without appropriate indemnity cover in place.
Case file: Missed sepsis
...Ms B questions whether her baby's prolonged suffering could have been avoided if the GP had tested her urine...
Case file: Gut pain
...it is claimed that Dr C neglected to adequately examine Ms R and failed to diagnose her appendicitis...
A range of common - and not so common - queries from GPs and practice managers.
Viewpoint: A place of acceptance
Medico-legal adviser Dr Gordon McDavid offers a personal perspective on the workplace challenges facing LGBTQ+ healthcare professionals.
Case file: Patient demanding diclofenac
...Mr G insists that the only effective medication to control his persistent joint and back pain is diclofenac...
Feature: The surprising history of medical defence
Allan Gaw explores some unexpected twists and turns in the story of MDDUS.
Ethics: Hard choices – on difficult decisions
Professor Deborah Bowman reflects on the complexities of making difficult decisions.
Adding “violence warning markers” to patient records
It may be tempting to add a warning marker or alert to aggressive patients' records, but MDDUS urges caution.