Case file: Bony infection
...It is alleged that the delayed referral resulted in Ms T having to undergo two debridement procedures...
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.
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.
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.
"Encouraging results" in dental CPD evaluation
AN evaluation of the General Dental Council’s Enhanced CPD Scheme five years on from its introduction has found that most dental professionals do not find the requirements difficult to achieve and that compliance rates are high.
Plan to end new HIV transmissions by 2030 ‘on track’
A PLAN to end new HIV transmissions in England by 2030 is “on track”, according to new government figures.
Long Covid impact on quality of life "worse than some cancers"
LONG Covid can have a worse effect on quality of life than some types of cancer, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR).
GDC speeds up process to reregister
THE General Dental Council has made reregistration easier for dental professionals who have missed their annual renewal.
Make sure you have the right level of MDDUS cover
Received your MDDUS renewal? It’s important you check to make sure your details reflect your current circumstances.
NHS staff jumping the queue
MDDUS advisers are starting to see a rise in calls concerning NHS employees using inside access to expedite personal healthcare.